UN Approves Brazilian Homosexualist Group, Drops Christian Charity

Tue Jul 28, 2009 - 12:15 pm EST

By Hilary White

GENEVA, July 28, 2009 ( - The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) has overruled a decision by 19 of its 54 member states to bar official recognition of a Brazilian homosexualist organization. The Associated Press reports that this is the third year that ECOSOC has allowed the recognition of the Brazilian Association of Gays, Lesbians and Transsexuals (ABGLT).

Founded in 1995, the ABGLT is an umbrella organization claiming to be made up of 141 homosexualist activist groups and 62 "collaborating" organizations. Its aims are consonant with the rest of the international homosexualist political movement: to pressure the government for programs promoting homosexuality as a normal "lifestyle," including the establishment of homosexual "civil unions" or same-sex "marriage." It will join the other 3000 NGOs recognized by ECOSOC to participate in debates at the UN.

At the same time, ECOSOC has de-recognized a leading Christian international charity after a complaint from the communist government of China that the group had refused to disclose the names of its workers in that country. The Dynamic Christian World Mission Foundation, that promotes Christianity through educational projects in Russia, Japan and Kyrgyzstan, was dropped by a vote of 22 to 23 at the UN Human Rights Council. India, Russia, Egypt, Cuba, Pakistan and Sudan were among the countries that voted to drop the group.

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