Mike Pompeo Plans to Push His Anti-LGBTQ Commission at the UN

I do not understand how any LGBTQ+ person could support the Republicans, any of them, but some sad self haters do.   Hugs

Mike Pompeo Plans to Push His Anti-LGBTQ Commission at the UN

Two months after a controversial State Department commission elevated religious freedom at the expense of LGBTQ equality and reproductive rights, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is planning to promote its findings at the United Nations, Mother Jones has learned.

During the UN General Assembly, which begins on September 15 in New York, Pompeo is expected to lead an event centered on human rights and, specifically, the report from the Commission on Unalienable Rights, which he formed last year. Meanwhile, on September 16, the commission’s chair and secretary are staging a virtual event with the US ambassador to the UN office in Geneva to present its report to the international community.

Since its formation, the commission has been a Pompeo project through and through, stacked with anti-LGBTQ scholars and headed by his former boss. Its ostensible purpose, which Pompeo outlined in a Wall Street Journal op-ed, was to distinguish between unalienable rights, which “are by nature universal,” and ad hoc rights created by “politicians and bureaucrats.” That argument—and the extremely public, anti-LGBTQ views held by its members—led the human rights advocacy community to disavow the commission and its report, which unsurprisingly turned out to prioritize religious freedom while labeling abortion and same-sex marriage as “divisive social and political controversies.” 

The harsh response has not deterred Pompeo in the slightest. Within weeks of the draft report’s publication in July, it had been translated into six languages, including Farsi. (Given the Trump administration’s increasingly hostile stance toward Iran, that was certainly no accident.)

There is more at the link above.   It is incredible the hate these people have for the LGBTQ+ community.   I don’t understand it at all.   We are not harming them, not taking their god away from them, we are people who deserve the same equal rights in society as they do.   They want to take our rights away, they are the aggressors, they are causing the problems, they want special privileges to disregard the laws and rights of anyone they don’t like.   Hugs

2 thoughts on “Mike Pompeo Plans to Push His Anti-LGBTQ Commission at the UN

    • Hello Nan. Yes. If anyone knows him, he is a hyper religious end time rapture anti LGBTQ+ phobe to the max. The way he has been able to worm himself into high government office has scared every progressive news site I know. I just wish others could see it also. Sometimes I feel I am screaming into the night about the spiders crawling up everyone’s homes. Hugs

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