Anti-Gay Santorum and Gingrich Holding Hands with Organization of Islamic Cooperation

Geneva and United Nations Human Rights Council “Discrimination directed at people just because they were LGBT was a monumental stain on the collective conscience, and a violation of international law” – Ban Ki-Moon!  And so we fight for a President who is on the side of the International Declaration of Human Rights!

Melanie Nathan, 03/07/2012
Ironically the week of  Super Tuesday just happened to coincide with the momentous week in Geneva when the United Nations Human Rights Council held major panel discussion on discriminatory laws and practices and acts of violence against individuals based on their sexual orientation and gender identity.The laws and practices of which are condoned by Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney – certainly by admission and by use of rhetoric that we have become accustomed to hearing from the three US GOP presidential candidates against LGBTI people and their right to their sexual orientation..

The UN HRC event commenced with a gratifying and very moving message from the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, who did not mince words (SEE Video on GAY USA link below), and said in an historic message that:

The violence and discrimination directed at people just because they were lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender was a monumental stain on the collective conscience, and a violation of international law to which the Human Rights Council must respond. http://gayusathemovie.com/2012/03/un-secretary-general-on-lgbt-violence-and-discrimination-lives-are-at-stake/

But his views are not shared and nor will they be supported by a trio of candidates who seek to stand as the most powerful man in the World! I am referring to erstwhile candidates and potential President Rick Santorum, President Newt Gingrich and dare I include a President Mitt Romney. The latter three have constantly shown disdain and repeatedly used rhetoric akin to denouncing the human right that LGBTI people have to their sexual orientation. Such language fosters discrimination and provides clear cause for conscience free violence.

You see all the United States can offer up in the delegate winning top 3 from the Republican party are presidential candidates who may well find themselves fairly and squarely in the same corner as the likes of the Pakistan UN Representative, who speaking on behalf of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation, said today in Geneva, the following:-

” That it had consistently and firmly opposed the controversial notion of sexual orientation, which was vague and misleading, had no agreed definition and no legal foundation in international law. Licentious behavior promoted under the concept of sexual orientation was against the fundamental teachings of various religions including Islam. Legitimizing homosexuality and other personal sexual behaviors in the name of sexual orientation was unacceptable to the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation.”

Given the mandate by the Republicans to the top three candidates – this type of belief system is exactly representative of what the U.S. can expect from a Republican leader when it comes to the world stage this November 2012.

The “controversial notion of sexual orientation” referred to above by Pakistan is where sexual orientation is touted by religious zealots as a choice – that same-gender attraction can simply be reversed/ignored/dismissed by those of that orientation.  Santorum and Gingrich have publicly shared that erroneous belief. (See Story where Santorum tells Filmmaker Kristina Lapinski that it is her choice to be a lesbian.)  and  ( http://gayusathemovie.com/press/)

A percentage of America is willing to condone such alliance – which in essence is precisely what this is – an alliance between religious fundamentalist platforms of Santorum, Gingrich and Romney, in harmony with this Muslim Organization’s assertions. It certainly will be an alliance if one of the trio is elected to the world stage in 2012!

So to vote for candidates, Gingrich, Santorum and a pandering Romney, is to vote for the spiritual genocide of diverse sexuality; and even worse if the words of United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon are to be taken seriously, then a vote for any one of the trio is tantamount to a vote for the physical genocide of LGBTI people in countries at risk, because they ascribe to the same views as those whom Ki-Moon cautions against when he noted today:-

“There is a need to speak out because lives are at stake. The violence and discrimination directed at people just because they are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender is a monumental stain on the collective conscience, and a violation of international law to which the Human Rights Council must respond.”

LGBT America there has never been a time when we would need to work harder to re-elect a sitting President than now!

When Ban Ki-Moon says the time has come and that there is an historic shift toward favoring LGBT rights, how can the greatest nation on earth do anything but vote for a President that supports LGBTI rights and equality?

So while President Obama must indeed move fast toward full equality for all US LGBTI citizens, the GOP candidate for president, whoever that may be, might as well kiss his chances of the Presidency goodbye for as long as he continues to slander one of the most important international and domestic frontiers about to be conquered!

See Full Story about today’s discussion at the Geneva Human Rights Council meeting at http://gayusathemovie.com/2012/03/un-secretary-general-on-lgbt-violence-and-discrimination-lives-are-at-stake/  SEE VIDEO at bottom of post on GAY USA the Movie Site.


 


One thought on “Anti-Gay Santorum and Gingrich Holding Hands with Organization of Islamic Cooperation

  1. The fact is that recognizing the human rights of same-sex attracted citizens does not impede any rights enjoyed by heterosexual people- yet those basic rights are viciously denied to the LGBT community by the heterosexual majority.

    There is no reason, at all, that we should have to be fighting for this. Majority does not trump nor dictate to the minority- if it did, we would never advance as a society…All of the arguments opposing equality for ALL OF US are FUD, pure & simple, being spouted by some seriously hateful people.

    Equality only has ONE definition: being the same (not “the same, but not quite as good”).

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