Skip to comments.Hillary Clinton: Religious objections to homosexuality like supporting honor killings, widow burning
Posted on 12/09/2011 3:50:23 PM PST by wagglebee
WASHINGTON, D.C. December 8, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) In a speech designed to convince the world that gay rights are human rights, and human rights are gay rights, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said religious objections to homosexuality should not stand in the way of vigorous United Nations action to promote the homosexual rights agenda.
On Tuesday, Clinton said promoting the global acceptance of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people is one of the remaining human rights challenges of our time, likening the effort to ending racial, sexual, or religious discrimination.
She noted that perhaps the most challenging issue arises when people cite religious or cultural values as a reason to violate or not to protect the human rights of LGBT citizens. These objections, she said, are not unlike the justification offered for violent practices towards women like honor killings, widow burning, or female genital mutilation.
She stated worldwide opinions are still evolving on homosexuality as they did with slavery, and what was once justified as sanctioned by God is now properly reviled as an unconscionable violation of human rights.
In each of these cases, we came to learn that no [religious] practice or tradition trumps the human rights that belong to all of us, she said.
She insisted the UN must oppose all forms of human rights violations against homosexuals and transgender people, from execution and banishment to criminalizing LGBT status or behavior, denying them free access to public spaces, or the bullying and exclusion that takes place in the United States. I speak about this subject knowing that my own countrys record on human rights for gay people is far from perfect, Clinton said.
Clinton said that that notions that gay people are pedophiles, that homosexuality is a disease that can be caught or cured, or that gays recruit others to become gay are simply not true.
The secretary of state added that nations must pass LGBT civil rights laws, even when they offend the majority of a nations citizens. Leadership, by definition, means being out in front of your people when it is called for, Clinton said. [W]e are each free to believe whatever we choose But progress comes from changes in laws.
The address made a five-fold argument that LGBT rights are not distinct from human rights, that homosexuality is not uniquely Western, that religion is not a valid defense, that no serious argument exists against public homosexual behavior, and that all humans must do their part to advance LGBT rights.
Clintons speech, delivered in Geneva on Tuesday to celebrate International Human Rights Day, underscored the fact that the Obama administration has made the worldwide acceptance of homosexuality a pillar of its foreign policy at the UN and around the world. Her address came the same day President Obama announced a plan to reshape American foreign policy to promote global acceptance of homosexuality. The plan instructs all foreign officers to combat discrimination, homophobia, and intolerance on the basis of LGBT status or conduct and establishes a $3 million Global Equality Fund to finance homosexual activists around the world.
The new initiative is only the latest in a series of steps the Obama administration has taken to push gay rights abroad. In the first-ever report on U.S. human rights to the UN Human Rights Council last year, the Obama administration noted, Debate continues over equal rights to marriage for LGBT Americans at the federal and state levels.
U.S. delegates advanced a measure opposing the criminalization of homosexuality in the UN Human Rights Council in March that won the support of 85 nations. In July 2010, the Obama administration helped the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) gain NGO status at the UN without the approval of that bodys NGO Committee and over a no action vote supported by a majority of members including Russia, China, and Egypt.
Buster Wilson, host of the American Family Radio Network program AFA Today, said, Hillary Clinton is now taking the fight on behalf of LGBT people on behalf of the Obama administration to the front lines. He said her notion that deeply held religious beliefs are standing in the way of human rights for LGBT people was simply unbelievable.
Wilson cited her comments as one of several examples that has convinced some observers the Obama administration is waging a war on religion.
Well, I'm fairly sure that the homosexual agenda is very near and dear to Zero and Hillary.
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Hillary’s bull**** is getting really old. Really old. If for no other reason, we need to boot Obama’s ass out in 2012 just so we can get Hillary out of government. She’s an embarrassment to America.
I sense Hillary! is moments away from bustin’ out of the closet herself.
Go over and present that position to the Saudis, Hillary.
“Go over and present that position to the Saudis, Hillary.”
Promoting these evils just foment hatred of our country; before we got into the “enlightening the world” crap, we were fairly well regarded & respected. Pushing deviance and child-murder on cultures thousands of years older than ours isn’t exactly flattering to the Third World...
Meanwhile onward abortion baby killers full speed ahead.
Hillary you ignorant slut. I swear some of this nonsense spouted by liberals nuts be inspired by demons. She is a fool. I refuse to listen to someone who says telling someone their behavior is wrong is morally equivalent to killing that person.
Already a bunch of countries in Africa are mad:
Africa reacts to Obama’s pro-gay rights foreign policy with ire
Jewish World Review ^ | 12/9/2011 | Mike Pflanz
Posted on Friday, December 09, 2011 9:26:45 AM by Former Fetus
The enshrinement of equal rights for homosexuals into US foreign policy activities has drawn quick ire from African nations, with one senior figure saying the notion is “abhorrent” across the continent.
President Obama has instructed officials across government to “ensure that US diplomacy and foreign assistance promote and protect the human rights of lesbian, gay, and transgender persons” around the world.
Under the move, legal, moral, and financial support will be boosted for gay rights organizations, emergency assistance will be sent to groups or individuals facing threats, and asylum in the US will be offered to people forced to flee anti-gay persecution in their countries, Mr. Obama said.
Why they want to kill us - reason #7
Says the top dyke in the US.
I wouldn’t mind going back to the laws we had on the books regarding homosexuality at the time this country was founded.
Same for adultery and rape, too.
We’d have both been spared Bill AND Hillary’s impact on this country.
I know in Africa presidents and bishops have harsh words for homosexuals (in public), and against their Christian brethren in the US who sold out to them.
Hillary, hang it up, bag.
Without Bubba, you’d be nothing...and you prove it each and every day you open your pie hole.
Close, but no Cigar
It’s only a matter of time before such laws locally and state will be implemented. It’s cultural suicide not to.
Homosexuals should be thankful to Jesus. He came, suffered and died and fulfilled the law for all and now we are no longer admonished to kill homosexuals.
Of course, I don't expect that Hillary or Obama would know anything about that.
Call me silly, but I don’t equate speaking with murder and I don’t think I need my Prosecutor experience to reach that conclusion.
Someone should remind this ignorant fat ass that all our rights come from God, not the government.