Obama Pushes Homosexual Agenda Abroad
Special Report - December 8, 2011
President Obama reemphasized Tuesday that the promotion of the homosexual agenda is a key part of U.S. foreign policy under his administration by announcing a series of initiatives aimed at advancing the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals worldwide. In a December 6 Presidential Memorandum entitled, “International Initiatives to Advance the Human Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Persons,” President Obama directed “all agencies engaged abroad to ensure that U.S. diplomacy and foreign assistance promote and protect the human rights of LGBT persons.” The nation’s largest homosexual advocacy group, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), applauded the president’s memorandum in a press release, noting that it represents the “first-ever U.S. government strategy to tackle international LGBT human rights abuses.”
Specifically, the White House memorandum directs:
- U.S. “agencies engaged abroad” to “strengthen existing efforts to effectively combat the criminalization by foreign governments of LGBT status or conduct, and to expand efforts to combat discrimination, homophobia, and intolerance” toward LGBT persons or conduct.
- The “Departments of State and Homeland Security shall enhance their ongoing efforts to ensure that LGBT refugees and asylum seekers have equal access to protection and assistance, particularly in countries of first asylum.”
- The Departments of State, Justice, and Homeland Security “shall ensure that appropriate training is in place, so that relevant Federal Government personnel and key partners can effectively address the protection of LGBT refugees and asylum seekers;”
- “[A]ll agencies engaged abroad to ensure that U.S. diplomacy and foreign assistance promote and protect the human rights of LGBT persons.”
- The Department of State to “lead a standing group to help ensure the Federal Government's swift and meaningful response to serious incidents that threaten the human rights of LGBT persons abroad.”
- Direct agencies engaged abroad to “strengthen the work they have begun and initiate additional efforts to: counter discrimination on the basis of LGBT status; broaden the number of countries willing to support and defend LGBT issues in the multilateral arena; strengthen the role of civil society advocates on behalf of LGBT issues within and through multilateral fora; and strengthen the policies and programming of multilateral institutions on LGBT issues.”
The memorandum was issued the same day that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton equated homosexual rights with basic human rights in a speech she gave at a meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva. According to the New York Times, Secretary Clinton said, “Some have suggested that gay rights and human rights are separate and distinct, but in fact they are one and the same.”
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