Friday June 30, 2000


THE HAGUE, Netherlands, June 30 ( – Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands officially launched the Earth Charter yesterday in The Hague. The document heralded by population control gurus Mikhail Gorbachev, Maurice Strong and Stephen Rockefeller is described as an “unprecedented ethical and moral framework to guide the conduct and behavior of people and nations to each other and the Earth.”

Besides being riddled with new age philosophies and mantras centering on earth worship, the document attacks pro-life and pro-family values. Using typical UN language for abortion (i.e. reproductive health) the Charter says we must “Ensure universal access to health care that fosters reproductive health and responsible reproduction” (section 2.7.e). Furthermore the Charter uses the term “sexual orientation” to open the possibility of forbidding religious taboos against homosexuality. “Eliminate discrimination in all its forms, such as that based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, language, and national, ethnic or social origin.,” says the document in section 3.12.a.

Strong, special adviser to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan and co-chair of the Earth Charter Commission, says “our aim is that the Earth Charter be received as a symbol of the aspirations and commitments of people everywhere, not unlike the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.”

See the complete Earth Charter at:


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