December 22, 2008

The Coalition of the Circumcised at it again

It took 60 years even to come to this feeble event:
"The United Nations General Assembly split over the issue of gay rights on Thursday after a European-drafted statement calling for decriminalization of homosexuality prompted an Arab-backed one opposing it. [...] The division in the General Assembly reflected conflicting laws in the world at large. According to sponsors of the Franco-Dutch text, homosexuality is illegal in 77 countries, seven of which punish it by death.
The European Union-backed document, noting that the 60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was marked this month, said those rights applied equally to all people, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity."
60 countries - mainly the Islamic world, plus the Vatican, voted for a rival declaration which said that
"the social normalization, and possibly the legitimization, of many deplorable acts including pedophilia."
The United States voted for neither declaration.
Oh the irony, or should we say, the hypocrisy in deploring man on man love but happy to force children to marry underage, to allow boys to be used as wife substitutes so virginity can be preserved for marriage, to condone female (and male) mutilation, and to harbour child rapists among your clergy.

UPDATE: As an aside, the Pope has said that saving humanity from homosexual or transsexual behaviour is just as important as saving the rainforest from destruction. Perhaps he should start in Vatican City. Plus plant a rainforest on St Peter's Square. Trees look much prettier there than a seeding mass of his followers.

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