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Rick Perry Says Human Rights for Gays ‘Not in America’s Interests’
ABC ^ | December 6, 2011 | Arlette Saenz

Posted on 12/06/2011 1:41:04 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife

Texas Gov. Rick Perry said today that using foreign aid to combat human rights abuses against homosexuals in foreign countries is “not in America’s interests” and attacked President Obama’s decision to require U.S. agencies operating abroad to promote equal rights for gays as part of the administration’s “war on traditional American values.”

“Just when you thought Barack Obama couldn’t get any more out of touch with America’s values, AP reports his administration wants to make foreign aid decisions based on gay rights. This administration’s war on traditional American values must stop,” Perry said in the statement. “Promoting special rights for gays in foreign countries is not in America’s interests and not worth a dime of taxpayers’ money.”

Perry moved beyond the national security implications of the decision and honed in on what he deemed to be an attack on “traditional American values.”

“But there is a troubling trend here beyond the national security nonsense inherent in this silly idea,” he said. “This is just the most recent example of an administration at war with people of faith in this country. Investing tax dollars promoting a lifestyle many [Americans] of faith find so deeply objectionable is wrong. President Obama has again mistaken America’s tolerance for different lifestyles with an endorsement of those lifestyles. I will not make that mistake.”

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1 posted on 12/06/2011 1:41:09 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: All; shield

“I am deeply concerned by the violence and discrimination targeting LGBT persons around the world — whether it is passing laws that criminalize LGBT status, beating citizens simply for joining peaceful LGBT pride celebrations, or killing men, women, and children for their perceived sexual orientation,” President Obama wrote in a memorandum with his name attached. “Under my Administration, agencies engaged abroad have already begun taking action to promote the fundamental human rights of LGBT persons everywhere.”

It instructs the State Department, the U.S. Agency for International Development and other agencies to use foreign aid to “build respect for the human rights of LGBT persons.”

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a Republican presidential candidate, criticized Mr. Obama for being “out of touch with America’s values.”..........

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/dec/6/white-house-initiates-strategy-deal-rights-violati/?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS


2 posted on 12/06/2011 1:44:05 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: All

Pull the plug, Ricardo. Worry about getting re-elected to your current position.


3 posted on 12/06/2011 1:46:33 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

““Just when you thought Barack Obama couldn’t get any more out of touch with America’s values, AP reports his administration wants to make foreign aid decisions based on gay rights. This administration’s war on traditional American values must stop,” Perry said in the statement. “Promoting special rights for gays in foreign countries is not in America’s interests and not worth a dime of taxpayers’ money.””

Wait a minute, I thought that Rick Perry was opposed to all foreign aid except aid the US provides to Israel.

But, now Rick Perry is saying that he is opposed to Obama’s cutting off of foreign aid to certain nations.


4 posted on 12/06/2011 1:47:06 PM PST by trumandogz (In Rick Perry's Nanny State, the state will drive your kids to the dentist at tax payer expense)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What is your problem?


5 posted on 12/06/2011 1:47:06 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

He’s 100% right on this issue. Not a penny should be spent to prop up the sin of sodomy. It was an abomination in Old Testament days and remains so today.


6 posted on 12/06/2011 1:47:15 PM PST by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

We should be using this as a completely valid excuse for cutting off all foreign aid to countries in the ME who want to kill us.

Or at the very least a public demonstration of Democrat hypocrisy.


7 posted on 12/06/2011 1:47:58 PM PST by GraceG
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Neither is letting parasite illegals suck dry our economy, but he doesn’t seem to have a problem with that.


8 posted on 12/06/2011 1:48:51 PM PST by PAConservative1 (Myth, Ricardo, and AmNEWTsty - NON STARTERS!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Perry is absolutely right on this issue. The more people calling out the Regime on this outright crap, the better.


9 posted on 12/06/2011 1:49:59 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: GraceG

“We should be using this as a completely valid excuse for cutting off all foreign aid to countries in the ME who want to kill us.”

Don’t you find it odd that Rick Perry opposes the cutting off of aid to Muslim nations in the Middle East?


10 posted on 12/06/2011 1:51:10 PM PST by trumandogz (In Rick Perry's Nanny State, the state will drive your kids to the dentist at tax payer expense)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I actually favor this; more for Thailand and Taiwan, none for the muzzies.


11 posted on 12/06/2011 1:51:53 PM PST by steve8714 (Where there were two, now there's only me. When will I laugh again?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Hey, Ricky has internals that show he is going take it all, and has the goods on Newt in one punch.

That is what I have been told.

I look for his numbers to as much as double with this...

12 posted on 12/06/2011 1:52:59 PM PST by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

“Perry is absolutely right on this issue.”

Are you saying that Perry is absolutely right in that aid to Muslim nations in the Middle East should not be decreased?


13 posted on 12/06/2011 1:53:11 PM PST by trumandogz (In Rick Perry's Nanny State, the state will drive your kids to the dentist at tax payer expense)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The controversy isn’t over human rights for gays; it’s over gay rights for humans.


14 posted on 12/06/2011 1:53:32 PM PST by rightwingcrazy
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To: trumandogz
Wait a minute, I thought that Rick Perry was opposed to all foreign aid except aid the US provides to Israel.

Rick Perry said all countries that receive foreign aid from the U.S. need to show why the United States should give them money. It makes no sense to give foreign aid to countries that are hostile to us, hostile to our allies, or who support our enemies.

15 posted on 12/06/2011 1:53:53 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; Lazlo in PA

I can smell his desparation all the way down here. He has no problem coddling illegals but he calls out Mr. Obama for coddling homosexuals?


16 posted on 12/06/2011 1:54:39 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Gays have “Human Rights” just like everyone else.

What they want is to have special treatment because of their sexual practices. That is ridiculous.

This is part of the spin and euphemism used by leftists and the media.


17 posted on 12/06/2011 1:55:47 PM PST by PGR88
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; RoosterRedux; jonrick46; deepbluesea; RockinRight; TexMom7; potlatch; ...
Perry Ping....

IF you'd rather NOT be pinged FReepmail me.

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18 posted on 12/06/2011 1:55:47 PM PST by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: PAConservative1
Neither is letting parasite illegals suck dry our economy, but he doesn’t seem to have a problem with that.

Gov. Perry has been diligent on border security and he will seal the border and NO amnesty. The Feds have nurtured this outrageous mess and Perry will clean it up.

19 posted on 12/06/2011 1:56:59 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: trumandogz

[ “We should be using this as a completely valid excuse for cutting off all foreign aid to countries in the ME who want to kill us.”

Don’t you find it odd that Rick Perry opposes the cutting off of aid to Muslim nations in the Middle East? ]

It is odd....


20 posted on 12/06/2011 1:57:38 PM PST by GraceG
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To: ejonesie22

Up to 8% you say? Wowser!


21 posted on 12/06/2011 1:57:51 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

1- not the smartest statement by Perry...

2- this is also another example of the criminal liberal media shilling for the rats as the title has little to do with Perry’s statement...


22 posted on 12/06/2011 1:58:12 PM PST by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: trumandogz
Are you saying that Perry is absolutely right in that aid to Muslim nations in the Middle East should not be decreased?

I must have missed that in his statement. Maybe you could point it out to me.

23 posted on 12/06/2011 1:58:36 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

He won’t like me saying this, but 2ndDivisionVet is a disabled veteran with a very ill wife. Those of us who know him well, know this and pray for him and his family.

Basically, that is what is wrong with him.


24 posted on 12/06/2011 1:59:19 PM PST by miss marmelstein (Still heartless after all these years...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Please give it a rest. His signing the in-state bill was symbolic as it passed 178-3 and was veto proof. That said, thank you for your service.


25 posted on 12/06/2011 1:59:47 PM PST by eureka! (Bless Our Troops. D*mn the Left.)
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To: PAConservative1
Neither is letting parasite illegals suck dry our economy, but he doesn’t seem to have a problem with that.

Not an original thought among you Perry haters, instead you make things up. Your statement is blatantly untrue and Perry is on the record innumerable times to the contrary. Take your gripe to the Feds where it belongs. Better yet why don't you and your posse go to the border and help the Governor since Obama won't?

26 posted on 12/06/2011 2:00:55 PM PST by McLynnan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe 10...


27 posted on 12/06/2011 2:01:34 PM PST by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: trumandogz; GraceG; Jim Robinson
Don’t you find it odd that Rick Perry opposes the cutting off of aid to Muslim nations in the Middle East?

Put up proof or retract.

28 posted on 12/06/2011 2:01:34 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

At this juncture, I will gladly take Perry and his weak immigration stance over Newts outright Progressivism and Mittens lies. As far as I am concerned, all I have left to root for in this race are Santorum, Bachmann and Perry. All the rest make me ill.


29 posted on 12/06/2011 2:01:41 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: rightwingcrazy
Yeah, they write it up like Perry is saying we should support nations that execute people for being gay.

What Perry should have said (there's a phrase that never gets old...) is "we need to stop sending foreign aid to any and all third world barbaric nations, and not tie it to any sort of national behavior modification programs. This announcement is a meaningless sop to a constituency President Obama feels obligated to placate with symbolic fluff."

30 posted on 12/06/2011 2:01:41 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: PGR88

[ Gays have “Human Rights” just like everyone else.

What they want is to have special treatment because of their sexual practices. That is ridiculous.

This is part of the spin and euphemism used by leftists and the media. ]

Some animals want to be more equal than others....


31 posted on 12/06/2011 2:02:15 PM PST by GraceG
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Ok, I see, Rick Perry wants to give lots of foreign aid to Islamic nations in the Middle East who abuse the rights of gays by throwing them in prison and violently crack down on gay gatherings, but are also strong allies of the United States?

Can who name one of these Islamic nations in the Middle East who abuse the rights of homosexuals, but are strong allies of the United States?

I bet that neither, you or Gov. Perry can name such a nation.

So therefore, Rick Perry is once again talking nonsense.


32 posted on 12/06/2011 2:02:53 PM PST by trumandogz (In Rick Perry's Nanny State, the state will drive your kids to the dentist at tax payer expense)
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To: McLynnan

I made nothing up. In-state tuition = citizen taxpayers subsidize a criminal. Period.


33 posted on 12/06/2011 2:04:04 PM PST by PAConservative1 (Myth, Ricardo, and AmNEWTsty - NON STARTERS!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Perry has my vote (FL)


34 posted on 12/06/2011 2:05:51 PM PST by ph12321 (We must, indeed, all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Again, please name the nations that Obama has threatened to decrease aid and Rick Perry opposes a decrease of US tax payer aid to these nations.


35 posted on 12/06/2011 2:07:15 PM PST by trumandogz (In Rick Perry's Nanny State, the state will drive your kids to the dentist at tax payer expense)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yet, Newt is a biggest pompous airbag panderer of anyone.


36 posted on 12/06/2011 2:08:04 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: trumandogz
OBAMA: “I am deeply concerned by the violence and discrimination targeting LGBT persons around the world — whether it is passing laws that criminalize LGBT status, beating citizens simply for joining peaceful LGBT pride celebrations, or killing men, women, and children for their perceived sexual orientation,” President Obama wrote in a memorandum with his name attached. “Under my Administration, agencies engaged abroad have already begun taking action to promote the fundamental human rights of LGBT persons everywhere.”

Obama didn't say Islamic nations. If you want an example, Russia beats gays that gather to demonstrate.

37 posted on 12/06/2011 2:08:18 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I can smell his desparation all the way down here.

I think you're actually smelling your own reflux. Try staying off the Perry threads if you have so much hatred for him. BTW...it might be to your advantage if you actually tell the truth.

38 posted on 12/06/2011 2:08:21 PM PST by A_Tradition_Continues (formerly known as Politicalwit ...05/28/98 Class of '98)
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To: miss marmelstein; Cincinatus' Wife; 2ndDivisionVet

I personally don’t think that was a personal attack. I think the poster was directing that towards 2ndDiv’s objection to Perry. I have never noted that Cincinatus ever got personal on any of these Perry threads even though she gets hit pretty hard.


39 posted on 12/06/2011 2:08:49 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Pull the plug, Ricardo.

It's Rick, and he's not a quitter. You must be confusing him with the candidates you preferred. They were the plug pullers.

40 posted on 12/06/2011 2:09:30 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: trumandogz

“Ok, I see, Rick Perry wants to give lots of foreign aid to Islamic nations in the Middle East who abuse the rights of gays by throwing them in prison and violently crack down on gay gatherings, but are also strong allies of the United States?”

How on earth do you arrive at that conclusion from the article? Scratching my head a bit...


41 posted on 12/06/2011 2:09:47 PM PST by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Rick Perry Says Human Rights for Gays ‘Not in America’s Interests’

What BS. I personally consider homosexuality to be an abomination. But I wouldn't deny them life, liberty, or the pursuit of happiness. Isn't there some middleground between marching around on public streets with feathers up their @$$e$, or pouring blood on the steps of St. Patrick's, and granting these folks "rights" that the rest of us never thought we had?

ML/NJ

42 posted on 12/06/2011 2:10:18 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: miss marmelstein

I’m on his pray ping list. I pray for him.

I wanted to know “What is wrong with you?” for jumping on the thread like that.


43 posted on 12/06/2011 2:10:57 PM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

CW: see my #41 - seems waaaayy over the top.

jagusafr


44 posted on 12/06/2011 2:12:07 PM PST by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: trumandogz

He’s opposed to the expressed reason for doing it. Why not do it because they are killing Christians? Obama and Clinton don’t give a damn about Christians who are killed and driven into exile.


45 posted on 12/06/2011 2:12:30 PM PST by RobbyS (Viva Christus Rex.)
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To: trumandogz

He’s opposed to the expressed reason for doing it. Why not do it because they are killing Christians? Obama and Clinton don’t give a damn about Christians who are killed and driven into exile.


46 posted on 12/06/2011 2:12:51 PM PST by RobbyS (Viva Christus Rex.)
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To: trumandogz

He’s opposed to the expressed reason for doing it. Why not do it because they are killing Christians? Obama and Clinton don’t give a damn about Christians who are killed and driven into exile.


47 posted on 12/06/2011 2:12:51 PM PST by RobbyS (Viva Christus Rex.)
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To: trumandogz

He’s opposed to the expressed reason for doing it. Why not do it because they are killing Christians? Obama and Clinton don’t give a damn about Christians who are killed and driven into exile.


48 posted on 12/06/2011 2:13:10 PM PST by RobbyS (Viva Christus Rex.)
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To: eureka!

Don’t get me wrong: If Governor Perry were the nominee, I’d vote for him. Anyone running, save for Wrong Paul, would be an improvement over Obama/Biden. And that’s another thing ... Texas has a very weak governorship, which was part of the problem with Dubya.


49 posted on 12/06/2011 2:13:25 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: PAConservative1

Wrong, passed by the Texas legislature not Rick Perry. Try doing some research, the truth might surprise you.


50 posted on 12/06/2011 2:13:37 PM PST by McLynnan
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