United States Joins International “Coalition of the Homophobic”

As we’ve often charged, there are few differences between American Christian and Mid-eastern Islamic fundamentalists. Human Rights Watch provides the latest example:

In a reversal of policy, the United States on Monday backed an Iranian initiative to deny United Nations consultative status to organizations working to protect the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people. In a letter to Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, a coalition of 40 organizations, led by the Human Rights Campaign, Human Rights Watch, the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, called for an explanation of the vote which aligned the United States with governments that have long repressed the rights of sexual minorities.

“This vote is an aggressive assault by the U.S. government on the right of sexual minorities to be heard,” said Scott Long, director of the LGBT rights program at Human Rights Watch. “It is astonishing that the Bush administration would align itself with Sudan, China, Iran and Zimbabwe in a coalition of the homophobic.”

Now that Condi has opened the door by jumping into bed with Ahmadinejad, we might now expect to see couplings like Pat Robertson and Osama bin Laden or Roy Moore and Saddam Hussein. Oops, I forgot. Saddam already has a partner.

Stephen Gordon

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  1. Another perfect example of the “United Nations” being a useless organization.

    This would gaurentee that – the point of view and concerns of this grouping of people will not be heard at official UN functions and desicion making actions.

    That is a perfect way to justify actions that would harm this group in the name of protecting society.

    Once again we see yet another sign post of the direction humanity is heading.

    This terrible (not to mention ironic) contrast of socialism and theological authoritarianism is dizzying.

    “God” help us.


  2. What about those of us who aren’t homophobic, but ARE sick and tired of the “Brokeback Mountain” hype? We get it already… gay cowboys. Yadda yadda. Anyone can be gay.

    I’m in the carpet-cleaning industry. I demand a movie about gay carpet cleaners.

    Just kidding. Or maybe I’m just grumpy this afternoon.

  3. I demand a movie about gay carpet cleaners.

    sorry, if they are cleaning carpet, then by definition they are not gay, at least not totally.