This is awesome.Â While the Left is fawning over the change of policy regarding the UN Declaration (good move, Obama — truly), some promininent gay Republicans are noting the vicious irony.
From a press release yesterday: [GP Ed. Note: This press release did NOT come from Log Cabin Republicans– the “official” gay Republican organization.Â Rather it is a statement from two former LCR staffers.]
â€œIt smacks of tokenism to sign a U.N. resolution on the treatment of gays and lesbians, while opening the door to closer relations with the brutally anti-gay regime in Iran,â€ said Jimmy LaSalvia, a Republican activist and former Policy Director for Log Cabin Republicans.Â â€œWhile the Obama administration should be applauded for signing this resolution, the resolution is meaningless if they pursue a foreign policy that appeases tyrants like Ahmadinejad.â€
According to the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, the crime of homosexuality is punishable by death in Iran.Â â€œIf the Obama administration is serious about stopping the persecution of gays and lesbians across the globe, then they will make it clear that they will not deal with states like Iran where the penalty for being gay is death,â€ said Christopher Barron, the President of CapSouth Consulting and the former Political Director for Log Cabin Republicans.Â â€œIf the U.S. is going to be a leader in defending human rights, it’s going to take much more than a toothless U.N. resolution.â€
Now here are my two cents:
Obama also wants to engage with the Taliban, Hamas, Hezbollah…. shall I go on?
It is important that the US join the world bodies in such action.Â But it is MORE IMPORTANT that gays are not left hanging (pun intended) as Obama begins his campaign of appeasing the Islamists around the world.