[WARNING: This post contains graphic and dripping sarcasm throughout. Reader discretion is advised.]
UN vote on homosexual human rights was yesterday derailed at the last minute by an alliance of disapproving Muslim countries.
[GP Ed. Note -- Hey, wait.... I don't see Bush/Cheney listed here as blocking this effort!?! That can't be right! What about the gay concentration camps that have been under construction in Idaho since Reagan's term?!?]
The UN had been due to vote on the matter for the first time in its almost 60-year history, but five Muslim countries delayed the vote until today and introduced amendments designed to kill it off.
The amendments remove all references to discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, and render the resolution meaningless.
UN sources said Pakistan, Egypt, Libya, Saudi Arabia and Malaysia were doing everything they could to stop the resolution. “I suspect they want to stall as much as possible and lobby other countries to win support for their amendments,” said a source.
The historic resolution on “human rights and sexual orientation” was originally tabled by Brazil at the UN commission on human rights, in Geneva, with the support of 19 other countries including Britain. It calls on all UN member states to promote and protect the human rights “of all persons regardless of their sexual orientation”.
But the sentiments are anathema to many UN states; almost half outlaw gay sexual relations and more than 70 countries keep a total ban on homosexuality – in some cases it is punished by death. [Worth repeating: PUNISHED BY DEATH.]
[GP Ed. Note - Please take notice that no Western democracies whose creation was influenced by Judeo-Christian values are among those 70 countries. That includes Israel and the USA, I should add for our slow readers.]
The British gay rights campaigner, Peter Tatchell, said: “The vote has been derailed and delayed by Islamic fundamentalist states where gay people are either jailed, flogged or beheaded.”
[GP Ed. Note - Ah, c'mon Peter....the real problems for the world's gays lie in the eeeeevil Bush Administration and American capitalism. We all know THAT! Just count the rainbow flags at the next ANSWER anti-war/anti-American demonstration.]
He said those countries’ records of gay human rights abuses showed why the resolution was urgently needed.
Quick, someone tell the Human Rights Campaign! After all, immediately following 9/11/2001, they shoved their heads in the sands of Islamofacism.
Ah, who am I kidding? They’ve been ignorant and silently complicit to the real threats against gays for years — while instead using false scare tactics to raise more money for their nice fancy offices and big salaries. Oh yeah, and protesting abortion and the Jena 6. Makes perfect sense to me. [*sarcasm off]