Friday, October 4, 2013

Lucia NZ is part of the core-LGBT group at the United Nations

There was a meeting of 11 countries at the UN last week whose aim is to promote homosexuality at the United Nations.  New Zealand was one of the countries represented.

NEW YORK, October 4 (C-FAM) - Eleven countries announced they will continue to hoist the rainbow flag at the United Nations despite setbacks in recent years.

U. S. Secretary of State John Kerry and officials from ten countries promised to promote homosexuality at the United Nations in a declaration issued last week. The “Core LGBT Group,” as the eleven countries are called, committed to “concerted action” for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights.
Gay activists are finding that promoting homosexuality at the UN is a challenge.

The statement commends countries that have repealed sodomy laws, enacted hate crimes legislation and have other special protections for homosexuals.

Oh dear. Does this mean hate crime legislation is on the agenda for NZ? Under National's watch??
Kerry tried to be upbeat about the progress of LGBT rights at the United Nations, and described recent developments as “unfathomable” in a statement released through the U.S. State Department.

But the path to get nations to celebrate homosexuality remains a steep one, as homosexual groups have found out in recent years.

Despite intense efforts by the United States, the terms “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” are part of only one General Assembly resolution. That resolution is about extrajudicial killings, and even so, it always comes down to a close vote.

In 2010, the United States promised a General Assembly resolution on homosexual rights. Such a resolution does not have enough support from UN member states. Skeptics say the recent declaration amounts to little more than a press release, and merely panders to constituents that want LGBT rights.

Most countries in Asia and Africa object to homosexuality. Globally, 80 countries have sodomy laws. Less than 20 recognize same-sex couples, and only 14 allow persons of the same sex to marry.

The UN’s top human rights official, Ms. Navi Pillay, who has spearheaded the LGBT cause at the United Nations in recent years, has met resistance at every turn. Countries resent that her staff receives earmarked funds for LGBT rights from Nordic countries and still asks for more money from the UN budget.

Aware of these challenges, the United States is funding homosexual activists abroad. The Global Equality Fund, which has disbursed $7 million since its launch in 2011, has expanded with the help of Nordic countries and private sector partners. Obama has announced an additional $12 million in the fund.

Only Argentina, Brazil, Croatia, the European Union, France, Israel, Japan, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, and the United States attended the meeting. They described it as a “groundbreaking” UN event. The event was not advertised in the UN Journal, which lists official UN meetings, and took place in a small room in the Secretariat building.

A spokesperson for the secretariat said the meeting had been “announced” and that any of the 194 UN member states could have asked to attend. Russian diplomats, who have been under fire for Russia’s laws to protect children from harmful sexual propaganda, reportedly said they were not aware the meeting was taking place.

The group of countries was joined by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Human Rights Watch and the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission.

Even though no international treaty mentions LGBT rights, these groups say international law requires special new rights for homosexuals that include privileges for same-sex couples, recognition of transgender identities, and hate crimes laws with special enforcement mechanisms, among others.
I'm wondering if John Key attended this meeting.  He was at the UN recently, giving a speech on how terrible the UN's response to what's happening in Syria was.  He was also trying to garner support for NZ to be on the Security Council, and all of this happened last week as well.  Interesting.

Related link: Eleven countries, including U.S., promise to keep homosexuality on UN agenda ~ LifeSiteNews

4 comment(s):

I.M Fletcher said...

Very worrying :(

I never heard of this, and I bet most of the country isn't aware of what these so-called representatives are doing on behalf of the people of this country.

Lucia Maria said...

Fletch, yeah.

So much going on that is just flying under the radar.

Anonymous said...

Oooh, scary scary hate crimes legislation.

Do you mean legislation that protects people from victimisation simply because of their sexuality? I guess we wouldn't need it if there were not people committing crimes for no other reason than the dislike of another's sexuality.

Do you mean legislation that prevents certain religious believers from using their beliefs as a cover for victimising people for their sexuality? Again, we wouldn't need it id those religious people adhered to their religion and lived and let live, would we?

Or perhaps you are prepared to join with me in fighting against the real hate crimes laws.

The laws that see people killed for questioning religious belief.

The laws that see people like Sanal Edamaruku, Maryam Namazie, Taslima Nasrin and many more banished from their homelands under the threat of execution or imprisonment for challenging Indian Roman Catholics, Iranian Islamists and Pakistani Islamists respectively.

The laws in many parts of Africa, sponsored and promoted by American Fundagelicals, that see homosexuals executed.

These are laws that make hate legal, all under the guise of "protecting religious sensibilities".

If we are not free to blaspheme, we are not free. sadly, for far too many, blasphemy truly is a matter of life and death.

ZenTiger said...

I think you'll find it's when legislation is crafted so poorly it results in injustice.

Also, two wrongs don't make a right. The fact that people are persecuted and killed around the world for their sexuality or beliefs (and you'd have to include Christians in this group you carefully excluded in your rant above) then they are also crimes, in Gods eyes.

Of course, they can't be crimes in the eyes of the law if the law says it is OK to use hate legislation to persecute Christians, or anti-gay legislation to execute sodomites. That is exactly the problem.

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