Skip to comments.Gay refugees find shelter after fleeing hate in homelands
Posted on 02/02/2014 8:55:48 AM PST by artichokegrower
In America, Carine can hold Gertrude's hand and not be beaten. It's amazing to them both.
On Market Street in San Francisco, they can push their baby in a stroller and not be spit upon for being witches or demons of sin - as lesbians are back in their home villages in Cameroon.
In that West African country, being convicted of homosexuality brings years of prison, just as it does in Uganda, Afghanistan and 74 other nations. That's why Carine and Gertrude have fled to America, as have an increasing number of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people each year from countries including this month's Winter Olympics host, Russia.
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Coming to the United States
If you are approved as a refugee, you will receive a medical exam, a cultural orientation, help with your travel plans, and a loan for your travel to the United States. After you arrive, you will be eligible for medical and cash assistance. For more information on benefits available to refugees, please see the Health and Human Services, Office of Refugee Resettlement page.
From the HHS website
Refugees and the Affordable Care Act August 28, 2013
Refugees and asylees in the United States meet immigration status eligibility requirements for immediate access to Medicaid, the Childrens Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and the health coverage options under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Many other immigrant groups in the U.S. have to wait five years before they are eligible for public benefits. Learn more with ORRs new Fact Sheet, Refugees and the Affordable Care Act.
So now homosexuality qualifies people for refugee status? Interesting.........
How did people in their home countries know that they were queer?
Homosexual activists are often seen as engaging in specious argumentation, such as attempts to controvert the consistent teaching of the Bible on homosexual relations (see homosexuality and biblical interpretation), and using false analogies, in order to gain acceptance of homosexuality. One common argument used by homosexual activists seeks to compare their quest for equal rights to that of others. This argument is countered by the observation that blacks were able to peacefully argue that mankind should not be "judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character", as the former yields no certain moral distinction. In contrast, homosexual activists seek acceptance of an immoral practice(s), and in addition, engage in certain coercive and manipulative means to do so. This includes the use of demonstrative protests, which appear to be designed to censure and intimidate those who oppose them in any way. In addition, one pro-homosexual commentator recently took the homosexual community to task for being racist in their practice of homosexuality. Another strategy used by supporters of the homosexual agenda is to publicly deny that such an agenda exists.
While not all homosexuals agree with the use of deceptive psychological tactics, these have been promoted by leading homosexual activists. The aforementioned book, After the Ball, is widely regarded as the handbook for the gay agenda, in which two Harvard-trained (homosexual) psychologists  Marshall Kirk (1957 - 2005) and Hunter Madsen (pen name Erastes Pill, who was also schooled in social marketing) advocated avoiding portraying gays as aggressive challengers, but as victims instead, while making all those who opposed them to be evil persecutors. As a means of the latter, they promoted jamming, in which Christians, traditionalists, or anyone else who opposes the gay agenda are publicly smeared. Their strategy was based on the premise that, "In any campaign to win over the public, gays must be portrayed as victims in need of protection so that straights will be inclined by reflex to adopt the role of protector. The purpose of victim imagery is to make straight people feel very uncomfortable."
"Jamming" homo-hatred (disagreement with homosexual behaviors) was to be done by linking it to Nazi horror, advised Kirk and Madsen. Associate all who oppose homosexuality with images of Klansmen demanding that gays be slaughtered, hysterical backwoods preachers, menacing punks, and a tour of Nazi concentration camps where homosexuals were tortured and gassed. Thus, "propagandistic advertisement can depict homophobic and homohating bigots as crude loudmouths..."
"They LOOK like they're queer."
If I was living in Somalia, and I could get into the US by just holding another guy's hand and claiming to be gay, I would do it.
I know this won’t go over well here, so here it goes anyway.
No one deserves to get beaten or tortured for being gay.
This is all about building numbers and a constituency to forward a political agenda.
Just what we need, more pervert freeloaders from some Third World craphole.
This brings up, how do you prove you are gay. This gay avenue could prove to be something which people claim to be gay just to be granted refugee status in America, get public benefits, etc.
Refugees go to the top of the line for subsidised or senior housing.
What a country,huh?
I agree with you that nobody deserves to get beaten or tortured for being gay. But is it really a reason to grant refugee status? People in totalitarian regimes around the world are tortured in various ways by their governments.
I said about the same thing a few weeks ago. People, to say it politely, wholeheartedly disagreed.
America, soon to be the modern day ‘Sodom & Gomorrah’.
“No one deserves to get beaten or tortured for being gay.”
Exactly. This why they need to work to change things in their home countries.
Similar as to how the illegals from Mexico need to stay in Mexico and agitate for political and economic change. Nothing like millions of disgruntled young men in their prime earning years to get some economic reforms going.
You see, this is how real, beneficial change takes place thoughout the world without adding more weight to the sinking ship called the USA.
Choice of bathrooms, locker rooms/showers, hiring preference, housing etc, etc, etc...
Everybody....claim you're "gay"!
(which actually means happy)
And on the other hand, no one deserves a visa and a free ticket to America for being gay.
They do if they're also a child molester.
A day later I went to Pier 39 and saw a guy with his arm around his female girlfriend holding the hand of his boyfriend.
San Francisco is the safe haven for phags.