Saturday, April 21, 2012

Religious Right Defends Criminalization Of Homosexuality

In December 2011, the Obama administration announced that it would back gay rights worldwide–a cause that all decent individuals must support, especially in view of the threats and violence directed toward gays in many lands. At the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton correctly stated, "Some have suggested that gay rights and human rights are separate and distinct, but in fact they are one and the same.” The religious right organization Truth in Action Ministries, which previously compared the "radical homosexual agenda" to the iceberg that destroyed the Titanic, responded with a video, "Is Our Government Promoting Immorality?" In it, the criminalization of homosexuality is defended by right-wing activists, including the Southern Baptist Convention's Dr. Richard Land, who states, “...God is already judging America and will judge her more harshly as we continue to move down this path towards sexual paganization.” Right Wing Watch brings us the following highlights:

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