Skip to comments.US TAKES GAY RIGHTS GLOBAL, DESPITE UNSURE WELCOME
Posted on 06/28/2014 6:29:22 AM PDT by NYer
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- President Barack Obama's administration has taken the U.S. gay rights revolution global, using American embassies across the world as outposts in a struggle that still hasn't been won at home.
Sometimes U.S. advice and encouragement is condemned as unacceptable meddling. And sometimes it can seem to backfire, increasing the pressure on those it is meant to help.
With gay pride parades taking place in many cities across the world this weekend, the U.S. role will be more visible than ever. Diplomats will take part in parades and some embassies will fly the rainbow flag along with the Stars and Stripes.
The United States sent five openly gay ambassadors abroad last year, with a sixth nominee, to Vietnam, now awaiting Senate confirmation. American diplomats are working to support gay rights in countries such as Poland, where prejudice remains deep, and to oppose violence and other abuse in countries like Nigeria and Russia, where gays face life-threatening risks.
"It is incredible. I am amazed by what the U.S. is doing to help us," said Mariusz Kurc, the editor of a Polish gay advocacy magazine, Replika, which has received some U.S. funding and other help. "We are used to struggling and not finding any support."
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The following article was posted earlier in the week. For those who may have missed it.
His (Obama's) number one foreign policy priority is the promotion of lesbians, gays, bi-sexuals, and transgenders around the world. It is the thing he is most consistent about and the thing he consistently backs with the might and muscle of the United States no matter what.
He issued a presidential memorandum in 2011 making LGBT rights a major foreign policy priority. He directed every part of the Federal government that does business beyond our borders to make this a priority issue including, inexplicably, the Department of Agriculture.
Dont think the Obama Doctrine is not serious or that he treats LGBT issues like he treats Americas traditional leadership role in the world, that is, with regret and disdain. No, for this he punishes. In March he withdrew greatly needed financial assistance to Uganda because Uganda passed what many see as draconian laws restricting LGBT activity, both public and private.
Well, look at the bright side (there really isn't one) but at least they did not fly the rainbow flag above the US flag, but maybe next time, they will.
Anyone else ever hear the rumors BO used to be a gay prostitute? No joke!
This is outrageous.
Nothing about a marine being held in Mexico.
Nothing about the slaughter of Christians in the Middle East and Africa.
Nothing about a woman being held under threat of death because she’s the “wrong” religion.
The leader of the free world is concerned, however, about the promotion of what God calls an “abomination”.
I’m glad I’m on the way out. I feel for young people, raising families in this messed up world.
Obama gluttons for punishment
Bath houses, “gay” buddies. Rumors have swirled. Nobody has proof or a singing tell-all, yet. I am skeptical that Barack thinks of it as anything more than yet another Machiavellian desideratum. If he could perform with Michelle, then this is probably not a gay man.
America, which used to promote freedom, capitalism, and democracy throughout the world... now promoting nothing but deviancy and homosex.
Truly makes me want to vomit, what has happened to this once-great country. To live to witness my own country becoming so degenerate, so depraved, so evil.
Well the government is certainly depraved, but the country is not, for the most part. I predict a big backlash against this perverted nonsense, starting with the fall elections.
Flying a gay flag on a US embassy! It’s outrageous!
I know a man, married and the father of 2 beautiful children, who divorced his wife and set up house with another man. They have now been together for 30 years. He still visits his wife and children.
This reminds me of Jimmy “The Malaise” Carter, whose foreign policy was so awful that five formerly allied countries either became communist or worse. So Carter decided to whine at the rest of the world about human rights.
That is, after throwing tens or hundreds of millions of innocent people into the fires of tyranny and genocide, he ineffectually squealed about how other tyrants were abusing their own people, as they had for decades or more. The only thing he actually did was to boycott the Olympics after the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan, a completely pathetic gesture.
What an utterly spineless pantywaist.
So now, after having proven himself crudely offensive and incompetent to our allies; cowardly and inferior, if supportive of our enemies; and a braggart and fool to all, like Carter, Obama takes an unimportant, peripheral issue and pretends it is of moment.
What an utterly spineless pantywaist.
Under Obama we export homosexuality and perversion. And in doing so indirectly continue to support the plague that is HIV/AIDS.
No wonder we're in the mess we're in.
That would be more “bisexual.” It would be as if he had walked out for another woman, except for him it was a choice of genders.
Obama belittles the USA.
I see it beyond just the government. It’s becoming entrenched in the culture, the corporate world, and in the fascist-PC mindthink. Abject depravity. But indeed, having our own government actually “push” this onto others as a global goal, shows the sheer depth to which America has sunk to, in terms of embracing evil.
“Not in my name!”
Unfortunately, most Christians sat in their stain-glassed windowed churches and not paying attention to what was going on around them. In fact, many in these churches have adopted the mantra of “gay” rights. I shudder to think of what judgments God will allow on our country because His people - embraced this depravity and abominational lifestyle. And, to think because the takers of this country were more concerned about their welfare than our country - we now sit on the precipice of the wrath of God. Yes, God is love, but God is also a God of wrath and righteous judgment. He will NOT be mocked!