If you’re in New York this afternoon, try to make it to mid-town Manhattan for a protest across the street from the Grand Hyatt Hotel, East 42nd St between Park and Lexington Avenues at 6 PM today.
There, a group of fifty prominent Jewish and Christian leaders, and public policy groups will protest a dinner meeting between Iranian president Ahmadinejad, anti-American U.N. officials and American religious leaders.
Yeah, you read that right, American religious leaders, including representatives of The American Friends Service Committee, Mennonite Central Committee, Quaker UN Office, Religions for Peace, and the World Council of Churches-UN Liaison Office will be breaking bread with a man who murders his own people.
He executes gay people too. I wonder if national gay organizations will question these groups for dining with the tyrant. I’d bet good money they’d be demanding apologies if these groups honored James Dobson in a similar manner. Â I could find nothing on the web-sites of the Human Rights Campaign or the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force (NGLTF). Â
Log Cabin Republicans, however, are co-sponsoring this protest. Â At least one national gay group is standing up to the most anti-gay regime on the planet.
Not just that U.N. officials will also be there, honoring a man who threatens the destruction of U.N. member state, something which violates the organization’s charter:
Top U.N. officials are scrambling to figure out how to stop the president of the General Assembly, Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann, from dining with and honoring Mr. Ahmadinejad, who has violated an assembly resolution against denying the Holocaust and broken one of the cardinal rules of the U.N. Charter by calling for the elimination of a member state, Israel.
Why do so many Western Ã©lites embrace the most hateful anti-American leaders? Â Why do they assume that if we just sit down and talk to our enemies, we’ll make everything better? As if it’s our intransigence that’s the cause of our adversaries’ angry attitudes, brutal policies and despotic acts.
If you think it’s wrong to honor a tyrannical world leader and question the naivete of these religious leaders and are in the New York City area, make sure to join this protest today!