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Hillary Clinton Says Obama Wants Gay Rights Over Religious Freedom in Key Speech
Christian Post ^ | 12/08/2011 | Paul Stanley

Posted on 12/08/2011 10:08:31 AM PST by SeekAndFind

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton yesterday put the Obama administration clearly on the opposite side of Christians seeking religious freedom in the debate over human sexuality, prompting praise from gay rights activists and criticism from GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry.

In remarks on Tuesday in Geneva to the United Nations, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said religious and cultural beliefs are standing in the way of homosexual human rights worldwide.

“Now, raising this issue, I know, is sensitive for many people and that the obstacles standing in the way of protecting the human rights of LGBT people rest on deeply held personal, political, cultural, and religious beliefs,” said Clinton.

Called a “landmark” speech by the homosexual community, Clinton announced that the U.S. would spend $3 million in aid and the full strength of their diplomacy to expand the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people worldwide.

Texas Gov. and GOP presidential hopeful Rick Perry, an outspoken critic of special rights for sexual orientation, was critical of the administrations comments.

“President Obama has again mistaken America’s tolerance for different lifestyles with an endorsement of those lifestyles,” Perry said in a statement. “I will not make that mistake.”

“Some suggest that gay rights and human rights are separate and distinct, but in fact they are one and the same,” Clinton said.

Clinton’s speech – delivered to an international audience – may be a response to growing restiveness in an LGBT community frustrated over the Obama administration’s reluctance to fully endorse same-sex marriage in the U.S. Obama critics say the venue was chosen to lessen its political impact and not because the President does not support the gay rights agenda.

Short of fully endorsing same-sex marriage, the Obama administration has taken a number of steps to support gay rights on the international stage. It recently circulated a memo saying that the U.S. government would fight against abuse of LGBT individuals in foreign countries. Clinton’s speech appears to be evidence of that commitment.

“Now, there is still, as you all know, much more to be done to secure that commitment, that reality, and progress for all people. Today, I want to talk about the work we have left to do to protect one group of people whose human rights are still denied in too many parts of the world today,” Clinton stated.

“In many ways, they are an invisible minority. They are arrested, beaten, terrorized, even executed. Many are treated with contempt and violence by their fellow citizens while authorities empowered to protect the look the other way or, too often, even join in the abuse…I am talking about gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people, human beings born free and given bestowed equality and dignity, who have a right to claim that, which is now one of the remaining human rights challenges of our time.”

Critics of Clinton’s speech will want to know where and how the $3 million is going to be spent, especially since many of the countries that she was addressing have an outright ban on homosexuality and insist that homosexuality is a “western” problem.

For example, Saudi Arabia, a U.S. ally, forbids homosexuality and can punish the offense with flogging or in some cases, death. The Nigerian senate banned same-sex marriage and imposed a 14-year prison sentence for offenders.

"I certainly don't believe homosexuals or anyone else should be flogged or put to death for their sexual sins," Dr. Richard Land of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission told The Christian Post. "However, I don't believe homosexuals should receive special treatment over and above anyone else either. Secretary Clinton's remarks were more than likely a painless way for the Obama administration to placate the homosexual community in the U.S."


TOPICS: Current Events; Moral Issues; Religion & Culture; Religion & Politics
KEYWORDS: clinton; freedom; gayrights; homosexuality

1 posted on 12/08/2011 10:08:36 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Takes one to know one.


2 posted on 12/08/2011 10:11:22 AM PST by Mountain Mary ("My core is not up for grabs". El Rushbo 12/06/11)
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To: SeekAndFind

About what we expected.

Free speech is extended to things like defecating and urinating on the American Flag, while limited to anything that might offend the protected class.

Free Exercise of Religion is limited to banalities and supplications to the deity of your choice, whatever that may be, but the name of Jesus Christ is only allowed in public if used as an epithet.


3 posted on 12/08/2011 10:12:36 AM PST by Westbrook
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To: SeekAndFind

She should give that speech in Tehran....


4 posted on 12/08/2011 10:14:47 AM PST by GraceG
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To: SeekAndFind

Of all the issues to be discussed in our international relations, the subject of homosexuality is now a key issue????

Are we in Orwell’s 1984????

Considering how much of the world views homosexuality, is it really wise to expend “political capital” in our foreign policy to push this type of issue?????

Does the Obama administration really think this is an important international issue, or do they just want to score political points with the LGBT voters in this country????????


5 posted on 12/08/2011 10:15:29 AM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: SeekAndFind

They have dignity??


6 posted on 12/08/2011 10:15:44 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: SeekAndFind

A closet door opens at the WH!


7 posted on 12/08/2011 10:16:18 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: SeekAndFind
First Hillary's remarks, then Newts gay half sisters???

These people are making the CASE for Republicans, it just don't get any better than this. Sit back FOLKS and let these idiots write all the campaign ads for us. lol

8 posted on 12/08/2011 10:16:27 AM PST by annieokie
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To: SeekAndFind

A closet door opens at the WH!


9 posted on 12/08/2011 10:16:27 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: Dilbert San Diego

Does the Obama administration really think this is an important international issue, or do they just want to score political points with the LGBT voters in this country????????

But, he is really riling up his muzlem buds. They don’t mind messing with minors but those gay guys - off with their heads.


10 posted on 12/08/2011 10:21:28 AM PST by Bitsy
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To: SeekAndFind

Democrats....the Party of GAYS, anti-CHRISTIANS, ABORTIONISTS, anti- CAPITALISTS, and UNION THUGS!!! If you aren’t one of these, you belong in the Republican Party!!


11 posted on 12/08/2011 10:22:28 AM PST by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: annieokie

This speech sounds like a warning for upcoming outright Christian persecution.

What do you think the over/under is for Christianity being officially labeled a subversive/terrorist organization”?


12 posted on 12/08/2011 10:23:33 AM PST by hoagy62 (The United States of America. Great idea...while it lasted.)
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To: Sacajaweau
They have dignity??

Every man has dignity by virtue of being made in God's image and likeness. Of course, she never refers to this and in the process calls into question all rights. If they are "bestowed" they have to be "bestowed" by something or someone, My suspicion is that, like all fascists, she believes that human rights come from other men, that is, they are a matter of negotiation, common agreement, etc.

In order to hold that they are bestowed by God, one has to believe that God exists. Furthermore, one has to believe that God has given us the guidelines in which to exercise those rights and that dignity. You and I know that He has. But this kind of speech, doesn't confirm that.

13 posted on 12/08/2011 10:23:38 AM PST by johniegrad
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To: annieokie

This speech sounds like a warning for upcoming outright Christian persecution.

What do you think the over/under is for Christianity being officially labeled a “subversive/terrorist organization”?


14 posted on 12/08/2011 10:23:53 AM PST by hoagy62 (The United States of America. Great idea...while it lasted.)
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To: SeekAndFind

She also said being “Gay” is genetic which completely unproven, but look for her to continue with that rag until people believe it. It’s like global warming being human engineered.


15 posted on 12/08/2011 10:24:00 AM PST by nikos1121
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To: SeekAndFind

No matter perfection is not a human trait ask Obama.
Read this and lets see the outrage.

Mom of Murdered Obama Gay Lover Speaks Up
http://fellowshipofminds.wordpress.com/2010/07/25/mom-of-murdered-obama-gay-lover-speaks-up/


16 posted on 12/08/2011 10:24:08 AM PST by OPS4 (Ops4 God Bless America!Jesus is Lord!)
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To: hoagy62

Holy carp! How’d that happen?? My apologies.....


17 posted on 12/08/2011 10:25:08 AM PST by hoagy62 (The United States of America. Great idea...while it lasted.)
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To: SeekAndFind

As you read below (not for the weak of stomach) the question to be asked is “how can you say you love and care for someone and encourage this behavior”? This is tantamount to telling a child to go play in the street.

Homosexuals ‘Lavender’ diseases

The massive push for “same sex” marriages has nothing to do with love or tolerance. It’s all about money. John Smith, who is a homosexual, works for the State of Massachusetts and gets full health benefits. His “lover” doesn’t have the same benefits but has AIDS. Considering the high number of stranger sex homosexuals have over a life time, the risk of contracting AIDS is very high. John and Joe get “married” and the taxpayers foot the bill for a preventable disease. It’s not just AIDS, but men who have sex in each other’s feces have massive health problems (listed below) and all preventable. Now, they want you to pay for their medical treatment under the umbrella of tolerance, understanding and the cancer known as political correctness. Although homosexuals chant the same thing that heterosexuals engage in anal sex, but, how foolish to put their health at risk for what? The “thrill” of having sex in someone’s excrement?
So called “gay marriage” is pathetic. It’s revolting to see two men “joined in hands” as if their “union” has any legitimacy at all. Have you seen the massive coverage of the old biddies holding hands, crying, as they are “joined in holy matrimony?” Gee, isn’t that great? Grandma is getting married to my friend’s grandma! They get to have same sex! What happened to grandpa? Aren’t these “gay” grandparents a fine role model for children?
Lavender diseases as they are called in the medical community
(Anal) Douches, Lubricants: Allergic reactions, Rectal fatty tumors Active Fellatio: Physical abrasions, Oral gonorrhea, Herpes progenitalis I and II, Nongonococcal pharyngitis (Chlamidia and others), Oral condyloma acuminatum, Syphilis, Hepatitis B, Enteric diseases, Lymphogranuloma venereum, Granuloma inquinale, Chancroid Passive Fellatio: Herpes type 1 and 2, Nongonococcol urethritis (Chlamidia and others), Gonorrhea, Neisseria meningitidis. Anal Intercouse, Active: Nongonococcol urethritis, Escherichia coli, Gonorrhea, Hepatitis A, B, non-A/non-B, Herpes, Warts -molluscum and condyloma, Syphilis, Trichomoniasis, Epididymitis/prostatitis, Fungal infections, Lymphogranuloma venereum, Granuloma inguinale, Chancroid, Cytomegalovirus. Anal Intercourse, Passive: Physical protitis, Rectal gonorrhea, Warts -condyloma and molluscum (rare), Nonspecific proctitis (Chlamidia and others), Herpes, Syphilis, Hepatitis B, Trichomoniasis, Corynebacterium, Lymphogranuloma venereum, Granuloma inguinale, Chancroid, Cytomegalovirus, Candidiasis. Analinction (dung-eating, “rimming”)
Enteric diseases: Gay bowel syndrome (explained below) PLUS Escherichia coli and Helminthic parasites, Oral warts, Oral gonorrhea, Syphilis, Lymphogranuloma venereum, Granuloma inguinale, Chancroid. Fist/Finger Insertion, Passive: Internal scrapes, Anal sphincter tears, Perforations of the colon, Acute abdomen, having to wear a diaper. Toys/Apparatus: Allergic reactions, Friction dermatitis, Physical torsions, Varicoceles, Peyronie’s disease, Fungal infections, Lost rectal objects, Testicular strangulation (”cock rings”). Gay Bowel Syndrome is a collection of bowel diseases which lead to dysfunction of the lower bowel tract and is prevalent throughout the “gay” community. GBS requires one wear a colostomy bag. Shigellosis is an acute bacteria infection like salmonellosis, it can lead to a diarrhea-induced dehydration death in infants and the elderly. Infected individuals [HIV] should never handle food, yet how many “gays” work in restaurants and handle food?
Hepatitus A and B - a viral liver disease spread by fecal contamination (A), or by blood (B). The latter type is considered to be transmitted “by ‘parenteral injection’ of saliva or semen positive for B antigen through breaks in anal or oral mucosa during anilingual (tongue/anus) contact or proctogenital intercouse (penile/rectal sodomy)” (New England Journal of Medicine, 1980, p.302.) January 2009: Homosexual Men Account for 65 Percent of Syphilis Cases, CDC Study Finds. Of the 12,000 cases of syphilis in the United States in 2007, making them the “primary driver” of increased syphilis rates overall.
This is normal, natural and healthy? When God created man and woman, do you really think he would have intentionally programmed humans to engage in behavior that brings such pain, misery and death?


18 posted on 12/08/2011 10:38:30 AM PST by PORD (People Of Right & Duty!)
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To: nikos1121

Who cares if it is genetic.. All that proves is there such thing as original sin.


19 posted on 12/08/2011 10:45:58 AM PST by scbison
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To: hoagy62
"""""What do you think the over/under is for Christianity being officially labeled a subversive/terrorist organization”?"""""

Nothing suprises me, and I am not in the least concerned. Christians do not have the spirit of fear as we know that no matter what, WE WIN.

20 posted on 12/08/2011 10:50:52 AM PST by annieokie
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To: SeekAndFind
Obama Wants Gay Rights Over Religious Freedom

This should be an issue shouted by all the GOP candidates. The very foundation of America is based upon religious freedom.

21 posted on 12/08/2011 10:55:47 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: SeekAndFind
So, according to Hitlery, sexual depravity trumps religious freedom. This gets better and better. I guess the best thing that can be said about the GOP’s complete reluctance to call these cretins out on their statements is it allows them to to feel free to continue making them, no matter how depraved.
22 posted on 12/08/2011 10:56:37 AM PST by liberalh8ter
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To: SeekAndFind
Called a “landmark” speech by the homosexual community, Clinton announced that the U.S. would spend $3 million in aid and the full strength of their diplomacy to expand the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people worldwide.

Gays are big donors...

23 posted on 12/08/2011 11:00:06 AM PST by GOPJ (Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, Than a fatted calf with hatred - Proverbs 15)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are both Marxists and only the terminally-obtuse could fail to see that.

Oh, yeah, and communist Goal #26, as enumerated in “The Naked Communist” is: Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as ‘normal, natural, healthy’.


24 posted on 12/08/2011 11:42:35 AM PST by Walrus (Big media is the natural enemy of liberty)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are both Marxists and only the terminally-obtuse could fail to see that.

Oh, yeah, and communist Goal #26, as enumerated in “The Naked Communist” is: Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as ‘normal, natural, healthy’.


25 posted on 12/08/2011 11:42:51 AM PST by Walrus (Big media is the natural enemy of liberty)
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To: SeekAndFind
WHY would I believe ANYthing that comes out of That Woman's mouth? She is married to the former Commander-in-Briefs, Chief Liar and Master Sleezebucket.
That she mouths stupidities for Barry Obama is less than meaningless because he is under-qualified as a politican (beyond racial politics), embarrassing in his foreign affairs politics and WAY over his head just BEING in the White House.

This was just put up to let us all have a VENT-FEST.

Thank you. I needed that.

26 posted on 12/08/2011 12:27:30 PM PST by cloudmountain
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To: Servant of the Cross
This should be an issue shouted by all the GOP candidates. The very foundation of America is based upon religious freedom.

Ha, my local young Republicans group meets at Hamburger Mary's, a "gay themed" diner. They've been sneering at social conservatives since their college days, and seem quite indifferent that their choice of locale horrifies some of their supposed allies.

The GOP leadership is also heavily influenced by closet cases. Why should we expect anything from them?

27 posted on 12/08/2011 2:44:54 PM PST by Dumb_Ox
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To: SeekAndFind

“”Now, there is still, as you all know, much more to be done to secure that commitment, that reality, and progress for all people””

Where does the money come from to cover her paycheck? Whose payroll is she on? Unless she and others in the administration receive their paychecks from somewhere other than the US taxpayers, it’s none of her or anyone else’s business what goes on in other countries/cultures!


28 posted on 12/08/2011 4:13:59 PM PST by Thank You Rush
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To: SeekAndFind

“Some suggest that gay rights and human rights are separate and distinct, but in fact they are one and the same,” Clinton said.

Unless of course you are an unborn baby and then you have no rights at all.


29 posted on 12/08/2011 7:19:41 PM PST by Not gonna take it anymore (Member of the First Church of Christ, I am Catholic)
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To: SeekAndFind

Placemark for gotta pingout tomorrow.


30 posted on 12/08/2011 9:52:57 PM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell.)
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