The LGBT Human Rights Campaign has called for a federal officer to enforce the LGBT agenda around the world.
In a letter sent Thursday, HRC president Chad Griffin is asking supporters to sign a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry demanding that he name a “senior official” in the State Department who will crack down on American groups working for traditional values overseas. Griffin picks out a little-known American named Scott Lively, who has become the poster boy of evil to the LGBT movement.
Lively, almost totally unknown in the United States, has made several trips overseas to assist religious groups in Africa and elsewhere to resist American and European governmental and non-governmental efforts to export the LGBT agenda.
He is accused of favoring the killing of homosexuals, something Lively vehemently denies. What’s more, the evidence for LGBT accusations against him–that he is responsible for draconian laws against gays in Africa–include no more than his being in Africa and speaking on these issues.
The letter also goes after the World Congress of Families, a group with an annual budget of no more than $500,000. The $50-million-a-year HRC accuses the World Congress of fomenting violence against gays in Russia and Africa.
The World Congress holds conferences around the world that bring together pro-life and pro-family activists, scholars, and policy makers. The Congress has been supported by heads of state like George Bush and other well-respected leaders.
The letter–reprinted below–charges, “The infamous World Congress of Families has decided to meet in Salt Lake City next year to plot out their strategy for exporting hate around the world.”
One international activist connected to the World Congress told Breitbart News, “The left’s arguments on these issues consists solely of demonizing their opponents rather than engaging in civilized debate. They are totalitarians who seek to stifle democratic debate. And now they want the State Department to do their dirty work for them.”
Read the full HRC letter:
When you see discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people where you live, you don’t sit back and let it happen. You do something about it.
Today I need your help to make sure our shared belief in equality doesn’t stop at our borders. No one should be discriminated against for who they are, no matter where they are.
Let Secretary of State John Kerry know: We need to appoint a senior official to spearhead and be a public face for the federal government’s efforts to protect and advance human rights for LGBT people around the world.
The U.S. has already done a great deal to protect LGBT people globally, but much more work still needs to be done: 78 countries around the world still criminalize same-sex relationships. And believe it or not, some of the most vocal advocates for these deplorable laws are from the United States.
Take for example infamous anti-LGBT extremist Scott Lively, who recently qualified to be on the ballot as an independent candidate for the Massachusetts gubernatorial election this fall. Lively dangerously promotes anti-LGBT hatred abroad and is now trying to build his official credentials as the governor of Massachusetts.
Lively has a long record of exporting vicious hate to other countries, and now he is trying to spread his platform of bigotry at home. In Russia and Uganda, Lively has claimed that LGBT people are responsible for the Holocaust, the Rwandan genocide and the spread of HIV/AIDS. Some Ugandan officials even credit Lively with the idea of introducing new legislation to further criminalize homosexuality in the country.
Scott Lively is not alone. The infamous World Congress of Families has decided to meet in Salt Lake City next year to plot out their strategy for exporting hate around the world. This American-led organization has praised Vladimir Putin as the standard-bearer for traditional “family values” and honored a Nigerian activist who claims LGBT advocates conspire with the terrorist group Boko Haram with a “Woman of the Year” award.
We need to show the world that hate is not an American value by appointing a senior official dedicated to LGBT equality. An LGBT envoy would provide a public face for our efforts and help to ensure proper coordination of international LGBT issues across the federal government. It would show the world that America believes in compassion and tolerance–and that we do not stand with deplorable anti-LGBT advocates like Scott Lively.
We must build upon the work we are doing to achieve equality–and the great strides we’ve already made at home–to put the spotlight on LGBT human rights internationally. The State Department already has a number of senior level positions on issue areas that require special focus and coordination, but none address the unique and critical issues facing LGBT people around the world. If we act now, the Secretary of State could even announce the new position at the upcoming UN General Assembly meetings this month.
Please add your name to our letter to Secretary Kerry today and show him how much support there is in our country for protecting the human rights of LGBT people from Russia to Brunei to Nigeria and beyond.