December 6, 2011
What's Wrong with this Picture?
The Obama administration has just announced that American foreign aid will be used to "promote gay rights around the world." Mr. Obama has made an unequivocal statement: "I am deeply concerned by the violence and discrimination targeting LGBT persons around the world." He has promised that the U.S. State Department would provide a "swift and meaningful response to serious incidents that threaten the human rights" of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people abroad." As quoted from the New York Times article: The presidential memorandum issued by the White House said that federal agencies engaged abroad had been directed to "combat the criminalization of LGBT status or conduct abroad; protect vulnerable LGBT refugees and asylum seekers; leverage foreign assistance to protect human rights and advance nondiscrimination; ensure swift and meaningful U.S. response to human rights abuses of LGBT persons abroad; engage international organizations in the fight against LGBT...(Read Full Post)