New York: C-FAM
"A UN human rights committee recently told UN member states they must grant broad new human rights on the basis of 'sexual orientation and gender identity' by making sweeping changes to to their national laws, policies, and changing practices and attitudes within families and cultural institutions, or else they will be in 'violation' of their obligations under international law."
As I explained in a previous post, the homosexual hate movement has nothing to do with civil rights. It is, rather, an attempt to impose a moral revolution. Writing in the Chicago Free Press, even homosexual activist Paul Varnell admitted this. He wrote, "The fundamental controverted issue about homosexuality is not discrimination, hate crimes or domestic partnerships, but the morality of homosexuality. Even if gays obtain non-discrimination laws, hate crimes law and domestic partnership benefits, those can do little to counter the underlying moral condemnation which will continue to fester beneath the law and generate hostility, fuel hate crimes, support conversion therapies, encourage gay youth suicide and inhibit the full social acceptance that is our goal. On the other hand, if we convince people that homosexuality is fully moral, then all their inclination to discriminate, engage in gay-bashing or oppose gay marriage disappears. Gay youths and adults could readily accept themselves. So the gay movement, whether we acknowledge it or not, is not a civil rights movement, not even a sexual liberation movement, but a moral revolution aimed at changing people's view of homosexuality." (Paul Varnell, "Defending Our Morality," Chicago Free Press, Aug 16, 2000, http://indegayforum.org/authors/varnell/varnell37.html.
Why is this assertion by a UN human rights committee especially troubling for Christians? Because, as explained here, the International Criminal Court (ICC) could eventually be used to try "the Pope and other religious leaders" - and Christians in general - who oppose abortion and homosexuality.