Wow. Even though it’s already NOT illegal to be homosexual in America, it seems the U.S. has decided NOT to sign a declaration set forth by the U.N. for the universal decriminalization of homosexuality. While the declaration was supported by such countries and states as Japan, Canada, New Zealand, Israel, Australia, Mexico, Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, Ukraine, Andorra, Liechtenstein, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Serbia, Ukraine, Armenia, Macedonia, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, Uruguay, Gabon, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissauand, and the entire EU, the U.S. decided to align itself with Russia, China, India, the Roman Catholic Church, and the Organization of the Islamic Conference which issued a statement against “the social normalization and possibly the legalization of deplorable acts.”
Deplorable acts… You mean like bombing other counties, killing innocent civilians, and torture?
The declaration was sponsored by France and Rama Yade, the French State Secretary for Human Rights, stated on the country’s behalf “How can we tolerate the fact that people are stoned, hanged, decapitated and tortured only because of their sexual orientation?” Homosexuality is currently banned in nearly 80 countries and subject to the death penalty in at least six.
Let’s hope that Susan Rice, Obama’s U.N. Ambassador, signs the declaration as soon as Mr. Obama takes office. In light of the Rick Warren move, it would probably be one hell of an empowering gesture. Not to mention the right thing to do.