Monday, January 30, 2006


Homosexual Lobbying at the UN

This UN update from Family Research Council caught my eye over the weekend.


The U.S. delegation to the UN this week voted to veto an attempt by the Belgium-based International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA) to gain "consultative status" as a non-governmental organization (NGO) with the UN's Economic and Social Council.

Congressman Tom Lantos (D-CA) immediately protested the move in a letter to America's UN Ambassador, John Bolton. Lantos called it "a major setback" for human rights in the world. At the State Department, however, Deputy Assistant Secretary Mark Lagon said the veto was based on ILGA's past history as an affiliate of the North American Man-Boy Love Association (NAMBLA). NAMBLA advocates pedophilia.

Germany's UN delegate, Martin Thummel, protested against U.S. policy, saying it was just a "pretext" for avoiding issues of sexual orientation. Homosexual advocacy groups are making hay of the fact that Iran, Zimbabwe, and Cuba support the turndown of ILGA. We make no common cause with any of these notorious human rights abusers, but it is a disservice to the true cause of human rights to say that a group like ILGA must sit at the table.

One thing is clear: President Bush's recess appointment of John Bolton as Ambassador to the UN means no business as usual for the world body.


That last line pretty much sums it up. For more on this, see Reuters story here.

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