Obama Admin To Endorse UN Gay Rights Declaration That Bush Refused To Sign

  • metta

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    Mar 22, 2011 3:16 PM GMT

    Obama Admin To Endorse UN Gay Rights Declaration That Bush Refused To Sign


    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/03/17/obama-admin-to-endorse-un_n_176115.html
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    Mar 22, 2011 3:32 PM GMT
    "According to negotiators, the Bush team had concerns that those parts could commit the federal government on matters that fall under state jurisdiction. In some states, landlords and private employers are allowed to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation; on the federal level, gays are not allowed to serve openly in the military."

    Well, thats a glaring example of the failure of the Bush admin and its support for the discrimination. Duh...
  • metta

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    Mar 22, 2011 4:07 PM GMT



    Vatican addresses UN debate on sexual orientation


    http://www.radiovaticana.org/EN1/Articolo.asp?c=471925
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    Mar 23, 2011 12:00 AM GMT
    Just read the Vatican link, no surprise there. Bleh. Too bad they didn't push for the regulation of masturbation, but then they'd alienate all the straights, lol!
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    Mar 23, 2011 12:25 AM GMT
    The Vatican responded with this statement:

    "Human sexuality, like any voluntary activity, possesses a moral dimension : it is an activity which puts the individual will at the service of a finality; it is not an “identity”. In other words, it comes from the action and not from the being, even though some tendencies or “sexual orientations” may have deep roots in the personality."

    My thoughts on "it comes from the action and not from the being": My concern is that people continue to confuse sex with relationships. I do not believe that people are attracted to potential partners because they want to have sex with them. They are attracted to them because, at a deeply spiritual level, they wish to live and celebrate all that is good in life together, to exist together; to be and become together. Gay people, like straight people, don't build stable relationships on sex. They build relationships with those they feel drawn to complete this journey with.

    It saddens me that leading religious institutions miss this very basic point.

    I feel that we cling to an inflexible written word rather than the experience and listen to the breath of the spirit.
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    Mar 23, 2011 12:47 AM GMT
    The Vatican tries to make sexual orientation to be a choice. Read the words carefully. Cleverly written, but still anti-gay.
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    Mar 23, 2011 12:58 AM GMT
    "Obama Admin. to endorse yet another useless gay rights declaration that does nothing to advance rights for LGBT Americans but will certainly buy him a few more gay votes come 2012."

    Fixed.
  • SkyMiles

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    Mar 23, 2011 1:20 AM GMT
    Gotta love the Vatican. If they put the kind of energy they spend on fighting against civil and human rights for gays into, I don't know, curing cancer or ending poverty...

    As for Obama -- Thank you! That's a good start your predecessor was unwilling to make.
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    Mar 23, 2011 1:22 AM GMT
    BTW, notice the RJ guys here who don't endorse this themselves, who are very pro-US Republican. You do wonder... icon_question.gif