Mexican state government investigated for ‘endorsing’ ex-gay conference
GUADALAJARA, Mexico, November 26, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The government of the Mexican state of Jalisco is under “investigation” by the state human rights commission for alleged sponsorship of a conference that included Richard Cohen, an ex-homosexual and therapist who treats homosexuals for unwanted same-sex attraction, according to the Mexican newspaper El Universal.
The investigation was launched following a complaint filed by a socialist state legislator from the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD), Raúl Vargaswho, as well as public denunciations from other political opponents of state governor Emilio González Márquez, who blasted him for “homophobia” and for wasting state funds on the event.
The accusation is based solely on the appearance of the state government’s logo on the poster promoting the conference, which was entitled “The Road to Chastity,” an act that the Jalisco government says was not authorized and was undertaken unilaterally by conference organizers.
“The General Secretariat of Government has not used any resources for the realization or promotion of said cycle of conferences,” the government said in an official communiqué. “Investigated with respect to the organizers of said event, the same affirmed that they included the logo of the secretariat in the promotional poster of the cycle of conferences without authorization nor knowledge of the Secretariat itself.”
However, the president of the State Human Rights Commission says he intends to fully investigate the accusations against the government, complaining that the conference “seeks to label something as an illness that has been declared not to be an illness.”
“It is not our business to evaluate the activities of civil organizations,” said commission president Felipe de Jesús Álvarez Cibrián, but added that “we want to get to the bottom [of the matter] and do an investigation of how much and which organizations might have been involved, in case some state agencies were involved.”
In an apparent reaction to the decision of the Álvarez Cibrián to investigate the charges, five citizen advisors to the commission resigned yesterday, claiming that “authoritarianism disguised as legality prevails in the current management” of the commission, and accusing it of discriminatory practices, deficient accounting, and lack of transparency.
State “human rights” commissions are increasingly being used by homosexualist forces in Mexico to promote their political agenda, permitting them to file official complaints of “discrimination” against those who regard homosexual orientation and behavior as pathological and immoral.