Other than Muslims and Jews, no groups could be further at odds than Muslims and homosexuals. In both Saudi Arabia and Iran, homosexuals have in recent times been publicly hanged. In sections of London where Shariah law is enforced, signs are posted warning homosexuals to stay out or face “justice.” The Obama administration, with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the fore, wants to wage an international diplomatic war for homosexual “rights.”
On Dec. 6, at a conference in Geneva, Switzerland, attended by diplomats from all over the world, including Arab nations, Secretary Clinton compared the struggle for “gay equality” to difficult passages toward women’s rights and racial equality. She said that a nation’s cultural or religious “traditions” are not an excuse for discrimination against homosexuals. “Gay rights are human rights, and human rights are gay rights,” she said.
“It should never be a crime to be gay,” Clinton declared and concluded that, “Gay people are born into and belong to every society in the world.”
At the same moment, in Washington, D.C., President Obama was directing U.S. agencies working abroad, including the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development, to use foreign aid to assist gays and lesbians who are facing human-rights violations. He ordered U.S. agencies to “protect” vulnerable gay and lesbian refugees and asylum seekers. In a statement issued with the memorandum Obama said, “The struggle to end discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons is a global challenge, and one that is central to the United States’ commitment to promoting human rights.”
In effect President Obama ordered U.S. agencies to import homosexuals from all over the world who are threatened. Thus anyone walking into an embassy anywhere in the world where homosexual activities, including “gay marriage,” are illegal and claiming to be gay will be put at the front of the line to immigrate to the United States. How would they prove their “gayness”?
Oddly, Obama had already put Muslim refugees at the front of the line. It is well-known in the Christian communities in Muslim nations that they will not even be considered for immigrant status to the United States, even if they already have relatives here. The Obama administration is importing hundreds of thousands of Muslim “refugees” and using Nashville and Atlanta as hubs to resettle them as a means of busting the Bible Belt, which is a traditional foe of the Democratic Party. Muslim refugees and homosexuals now have special status to immigrate to the United States. This is an Obama legacy that must be ended. This nation needs immigrants that are well educated, hardworking and of child-bearing age, not those arriving with special needs under special circumstances to satisfy a political agenda.
William J. Murray is chairman of the Religious Freedom Coalition.