By John Jalsevac
NEW YORK, July 31, 2007 (LifeSiteNews.com) – Recently the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) voted to give official consultative status to several homosexual rights groups, including one from Quebec that had previously been rejected by the NGO accrediting committee.
On Friday, July 20, the ECOSOC voted to overturn the decision by the NGO committee, giving official consultative status to the Coalition gaie et lesbienne du Quebec and the Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights in Geneva.
However, while the granting of consultative status to these groups is a severe blow pro-life and pro-family efforts at the UN, what is distressing many pro-family advocates is the fact that the supposedly pro-life and pro-family Bush Administration voted, against the beliefs of its core supporter base, in favor of the pro-homosexual groups.
Austin Ruse, the director of C-Fam, a UN focused pro-family group, responded to the Bush Administration’s decision. “We are distressed that the Bush administration continues to cast these votes for radical homosexuals. The vote is to be condemned,” Ruse told LifeSiteNews.com. Ruse pointed out that this is not the first time that the current administration has chosen to vote in favor of pro-homosexual groups.
In May of 2006, the United States backed the NGO status of two radical pro-homosexual groups, angering much of their supporter base in the process.
“The social conservative base should let the administration know that this is not acceptable,” said Ruse about the most recent case.
Asked why he thought that the Bush Administration would chose to alienate its supporter base in this way, Ruse responded, “There is a large and influential homosexual lobby within the state department.”
Americans for Truth also issued a statement asking, “Why the President would alienate his conservative, pro-family base at this critical juncture. This continues Bush’s misguided policy of recognizing homosexuality-based ‘rights’ organizations at the U.N.”
Americans for Truth also encouraged their supporters to contact the White House and the state department, and to “urge the President to stop using the authority and goodwill of the United States of America to promote the normalization of homosexuality abroad.”
Samantha Singson, also of C-Fam, pointed out in a recent article that the entire process at the UN Economic Social Council was rigged in order to ensure that the homosexual “rights” groups were given the green light. “The voting process was mired in confusion over unclear language,” said Singson. Despite a request for a re-vote, no re-vote was granted, and the motion passed with 22 countries in favor, 13 against, 13 abstaining and 6 absent.
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