EDMONTON, Nov 27 (LSN)  In Edmonton this weekend Canada will host the International Conference on Universal Rights and Human Values. The list of invitees to the event gives a clear indication to observers that they can expect the usual anti-life and anti-family rhetoric people have come to expect from such gatherings.  Invited guest, Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa is heading to Edmonton from Quebec where he gave an address at Bishop’s University Thursday. In an interview Tutu urged “real tolerance” for gays and lesbians and lamented the plight of gays “in such a homophobic world.”  Interestingly, British Columbia’s Attorney General, Ujjal Dosanjh, is the only provincial minister invited to the conference. Dosanjh’s view on human rights was summed up well in a BC Report article which reported: “He is all in favour of allowing pro-homosexual literature into kindergarten, but wants restrictions on pro-life prayer near abortion clinics.” The abortion rights crusader traveled to a premiers conference recently to demand greater protection for, and access to, abortionists.  Today the conference is hearing a Keynote Speech delivered by Mary Robinson the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights who last November pledged to get rid of “discrimination” around the world. “We still have widespread discrimination on the basis of gender, ethnicity, religious belief and sexual orientation. … My responsibility as UN High Commissioner is … specifically to include women’s rights as human rights, as we were reminded by the Beijing conference,” said Robinson during a speech at Oxford University.


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