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Is Obama Spending Your Taxpayer Dollars to Promote Gay Marriage in the Developing World?

 

LifeSiteNews reports on a "new partnership" between the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and various LGBT groups internationally to forge "a new LGBT Global Development Partnership."

The agency's announcement reads in part:

Our aim is to unleash the potential of hundreds of millions of people globally who are LGBT to have the freedom and dignity to contribute fully to their families, communities and nations.

While many of the initiative's goals are unquestionably laudable - stopping real human rights violations and abuses - one must wonder, based on the Obama administration's domestic policies, whether marriage redefinition will be an essential part of "unleash[ing] the potential" of LGBT folks worldwide.

It seems very likely that such will be the case, but only time will tell.

36 Comments

  1. Chris
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 1:20 pm | Permalink

    Stirring up the pot to get donations?

  2. P Edward Murray
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 2:22 pm | Permalink

    Giving money for what instead of creating jobs in America?

  3. David Broadus
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 3:27 pm | Permalink

    Wow. What an incredibly mean-spirited article. I wonder if you've seen the photographs of teenaged boys being hanged in Saudi Arabia because they were suspected of being gay. But if we try to do something about some of these injustices let's use it as an excuse to criticise and turn it into something ugly. You guys are really getting low.

  4. Randy E King
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 3:33 pm | Permalink

    The injustice is in having biological falcies declared factual as a matter of law.

    Sexual depravity does not turn you into a species of man unto yourself no matter how many words you bastardize.

  5. David Broadus
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 3:51 pm | Permalink

    Do you have a medical degree, Randy? If not, your diagnosis of 'depravity' is just something you made up. Do you even feel the least bit of outrage when adolescent boys are murdered for being gay? Do you feel we should speak out against this?

  6. Barb Chamberlan
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 4:24 pm | Permalink

    That's right, Randy, you need a medical degree to know with any certainty where babies come from. :)

  7. Paul Mc
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 4:34 pm | Permalink

    It is a fact in law, an absolute legal certainty, that in many states and in many other nations, same sex marriage exists. That fact is supported by courts and judges and politicians and voters and governments and people.

    It is a fact that civila marriage and the sacrement of marriage are differently regulated.

    LBGT rights is now a global political drive. US just one more example.

    You lose people.

  8. Son of Adam
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 5:29 pm | Permalink

    So is Communism, Paul. And so is abortion. But that won't stop us from striving to stop them and the damage they do.

  9. Richard
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 5:54 pm | Permalink

    SoA, finally someone who argues against gay marriage acknowledges that it exists, that it is in the states (10 and counting), and that it is global. Your contention that, like communism, the strive to "stop them" will go on is laughable for most of the world but, of course, you are welcomed to try. I'm just floored that someone finally acknowledges reality.

  10. Robert
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 5:59 pm | Permalink

    Hey Richard, they're taking baby steps: acknowledging reality! It's a good first step, don't you think?!

  11. Son of Adam
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 6:00 pm | Permalink

    I acknowledge that there are people who believe that two people of the same sex can marry, and some laws say that they can. But that is a far cry from saying that they ever truly can. It is just as much a falsehood as claiming that socialism is good for the economy and that life does not begin at conception.

  12. Richard
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 6:26 pm | Permalink

    SoA, a pretty lame attempt to ignore reality. A far cry...? Reality is just that, reality. That you don't like it is no secret but, and here is where you and the rest will come to implode, this reality cannot be turned back. Every lesson in history teaches us that civil rights, once granted, are never reversed, ever. Think about it. These civil rights are granted and guaranteed by the vote of the people, their representatives and the Constitution. The best you can hope for is to stop it in its tracks but, really, how's that working for you?

  13. RAJ
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 6:47 pm | Permalink

    "- one must wonder, based on the Obama administration's domestic policies, whether marriage redefinition will be an essential part of "unleash[ing] the potential" of LGBT folks worldwide.

    It seems very likely that such will be the case, but only time will tell."

    Ain't it Awful?

  14. Randy E King
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 7:02 pm | Permalink

    @Paul,

    "You lose people"

    That is correct; it is the people who lose when marriage corruption is imposed on society.

    Unrepentant sexual depravity is plague; not a blessing.

  15. Son of Adam
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 7:06 pm | Permalink

    You are overlooking one thing, Rich. Redefining marriage is NOT a civil right! That's the reality!

  16. Richard
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 7:14 pm | Permalink

    SoA, marriage is a civil right. Gays are included. Ain't it awful! ( RAJ, your expression is the new catchphrase to satirize the alarmist (and uninformed) comments of the homophobic.....and I LOVE IT!)

  17. Son of Adam
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 7:22 pm | Permalink

    "marriage is a civil right. Gays are included."

    Then why not polyamorous groups or incestuous couples? If all races can be treated equally, why not all relationships? Pretty exclusive for a civil rights movement.

  18. Son of Adam
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 7:24 pm | Permalink

    And "gays" can marry, under the same terms and conditions as everyone else.

  19. Richard
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 8:25 pm | Permalink

    SoA fight if you must and go to court if you must to guarantee that polyamorous and incestuous couples be given the right to marriage. If you truly think they are being marginalized, even discriminated against then take up their cause. No one is stopping you. We did our due diligence. States, countries and, soon, our federal government will recon firm that gays get married under he same terms and conditions of everyone else. You want more? Fight for it.

  20. Son of Adam
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 8:43 pm | Permalink

    The fact that you would not redefine marriage for any other sexuality than homosexuality proves that your cause is about promoting homosexual identity politics, not civil rights. Most federal and state courts have rejected the notion that there is a constitutional right to SS"M". You will be similarly disappointed come June.

  21. Richard
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 8:55 pm | Permalink

    SoA, come now. Don't be stupid. There is no constitutional right to marriage for anyone. You know that don't you? Most federal and state courts have ruled that there is a constitutional right to equal justice and due process. These are the constitutional questions before SCOTUS. Please learn this SoA so that you aren't blind-sided by the June SCOTUS ruling.

  22. Son of Adam
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 9:01 pm | Permalink

    Of course there is a constitutional right to equal justice and due process. That is why every person can marry a member of the opposite sex. This rule applies equally to everyone because the definition of marriage is based on biology, not sexual desire. That's true marriage equality.

  23. Richard
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 9:12 pm | Permalink

    SoA. You refuse to not be stupid. You state that the definition of marriage is based upon biology. Again, marriage is not in the constitution, in any way, shape or form. Marriage is a state construct and 10 states and growing say that gay and straight couples can marry. The issue before SCOTUS is not whether this reality is constitutional. It exists. The issue is whether gay married couples have access to federal benefits of marriage. You know this don't you?

  24. Son of Adam
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 9:21 pm | Permalink

    There are states where marijuana is legal as well. That's a reality. Does that mean that the federal government must recognize the legality of pot? Not according to Gonzales vs. Raich. That combined with the Baker vs. Nelson precedent makes your expectations look less realistic.

  25. Randy E King
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 10:07 pm | Permalink

    @Richad

    Marriage is a fundamental right of man; "our very existence and survival is dependent upon it."

    No one would ever suggest that "our very existence and survival" will ever be dependent upon perverts masturbating on each other.

  26. Posted April 30, 2013 at 10:48 pm | Permalink

    David Broadus said: Wow. What an incredibly mean-spirited article. I wonder if you've seen the photographs of teenaged boys being hanged in Saudi Arabia because they were suspected of being gay.
    ......................

    How many pictures of all the boys who were sexually abused and/or pimped around the world have you seen?

    I'd like to show you the hundreds of thousands of them against these few Saudi victims.

    You know who mostly rapes, sexually abuses and exploits boys/male teens around the world? Homosexuals and bisexuals. And there is a serious problem of men who go abroad to poor countries with the specific intent of violating defenseless and oppressed boys.

    And for the overwhelming majority of the perpetrators, NOTHING ever happens. Except getting applause from the crowd when they then go on their next Pride Parade, of course.

    If USAID was interested is having a decent world, there would be no sexual exploitation and rape of people in poor countries- where we count millions of victims.

    BTW, would you like the see the pictures of all the teens that are being sexually exploited by homosexuals and bisexuals in the US?

  27. OldKingBlog
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 11:23 pm | Permalink

    Earth to lil richie: A comment RE your statement that " marriage is not in the constitution, in any way, shape or form. Marriage is a state construct..." Marriage is actually a fundamental human institution that was devised by humanity over millennia (among others) for one basic reason: it works, traditional marriage gives children the best chance to grow up to be happy, healthy, productive citizens. It is therefore incumbent upon both citizen and public official to protect and preserve these institutions. In fact, this is how RESPONSIBLE citizens and public officials behave. They most decidedly DO NOT give in to political fads (like so-called same-sex marriage) being palmed off as progress. Move on to Moveon! And stop the wishful thinking...

  28. OldKingBlog
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 11:27 pm | Permalink

    Earth to Paul Mc:

    A comment RE your statement that "LBGT rights is now a global political drive. US just one more example." So is the movement to defend and restore normalcy. I think, as a historian, when the dust settles a decade or two from now from this latest round in the Culture War, the real losers will be you and you ilk

    You will lose, fruity-cake. Bet on it.

  29. Ash
    Posted April 30, 2013 at 11:44 pm | Permalink

    As if SCOTUS needed yet another reminder that LGBTs are far from "politically powerless."

  30. Bobby
    Posted May 1, 2013 at 12:47 am | Permalink

    OKB - We all win we equality is law. There is no Culture War. Rather there is reluctance on the part of some to accept reality.

  31. Bobby
    Posted May 1, 2013 at 12:48 am | Permalink

    SofA - How many sexualities besides homosexuality and heterosexuality do you count? Polygamy is not a sexuality.

  32. zack
    Posted May 1, 2013 at 12:48 am | Permalink

    $17 trillion and counting. Israel's livelihood continuously under siege, illegal immigrants flooding the boarder, our standing in the world declining. But hey this is whats important. During the final days of Rome, the government did everything to pacify the people to keep them ignorant of their demise

  33. bman
    Posted May 1, 2013 at 1:47 pm | Permalink

    David Broadus->Do you have a medical degree, Randy? If not, your diagnosis of 'depravity' is just something you made up.

    The term "sexual depravity" refers to morally degenerate sexual behavior.

    Its not a medical term.

  34. David Broadus
    Posted May 1, 2013 at 5:27 pm | Permalink

    The idea that two adults falling in love is morally repugnant to you is what is truly bizarre and degenerate. You really should be ashamed of your misguided, backward ignorance.

  35. bman
    Posted May 1, 2013 at 8:17 pm | Permalink

    David Broadus->The idea that two adults falling in love is morally repugnant to you..

    So what happened to the medical degree argument?

    You now seem to agree its a moral issue!

  36. bman
    Posted May 1, 2013 at 8:19 pm | Permalink

    David Broadus->The idea that two adults falling in love is morally repugnant to you..
    -----
    Do you have a medical degree, David? If not, your above diagnosis is just something you made up!