Last week, the G8 (the group representing the eight countries with the largest economies in the world) Foreign Ministers released a statement on Human Rights clearly bearing President Obama’s thumbprint.
The Ministers reaffirmed that prohibition of discrimination on any ground, including race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status, is enshrined in international human rights law. Ministers reaffirmed that human rights and fundamental freedoms are the birthright of all individuals, male and female, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender individuals. These individuals often face death, violence, harassment and discrimination because of their sexual orientation in many countries around the world.
The statement confirms that this U.S. export (“gay” rights) is paying off big time for the President.
U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton has made clear that the President has put an emphasis on all foreign assistance from the U.S. to advance lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) “rights.”
“Gay rights are human rights, and human rights are gay rights,” Clinton said in a speech at the end of last year that sparked strong criticism from many nations who do not adhere to the same belief.
Ironically, the U.S.’s promotion of special rights for LGBT individuals puts us on the other side of “equality” with other nations that stand for the equal treatment of every person. Russia, for example, objected to that part of the statement with a note that read:
The Russian Federation disassociates itself from this language given the absence of any explicit definition or provision relating to such a group or such persons as separate rights holders under international human rights law.
Why would the U.S. not want to protect everybody equally? Our position leaves us vulnerable to the criticism, and rightly so.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said:
We have repeatedly said that the Russian Federation condemns any forms and manifestations of discrimination on any grounds
In this connection we cannot agree with attempts to artificially single out this category of people as an independent group claiming that its rights and interests should be specially protected.
This is yet another reason why the next election is so crucial for our nation. Will we continue to export homosexuality as a human “right,” despite the fact that the majority of Americans do not agree with that?
There is little doubt as to where President Obama stands in this question. His emphasis on the promotion of homosexuality as a human right internationally and his all-out effort against the traditional definition of marriage have been swift and decisive.
While many “conservatives” plead with us to stop talking about “social” issues and focus on the economy, the President has been steadfast in undermining marriage and the family. Under his leadership, the future looks bleak in this regard.