Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Family Watch International update

Here is an update from Family Watch International.  It seems like those trying to lead a righteous, spiritual life are being thwarted and attacked from every direction.  Sharon Slater (head of Family Watch International) tirelessly works to keep the United Nations from destroying the family and gender identification.  Here is her update:

The Deceit of Sex-Obsessed Nations at UN

Dear Robert,
I am tired.  I am sick and tired of the sexual garbage that is being pushed via the UN onto the developing world by rich Western countries.   
This past month the attacks by sexually obsessed UN agencies and some Member States have been more aggressive and deceptive than ever, so we have had to step up our efforts to help developing nations uncover and defeat them.  
What has been happening this past month at the UN is truly insane.
Here is a summary of the good, the bad and the ugly.   
First, we received an urgent email from a UN diplomat warning us about a deceptive ploy to establish lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender “rights” in a UN General Assembly resolution on youth.  Sexual rights activists were trying to get nations to endorse the radical Bali Global Forum Youth Declaration.  This troublesome declaration was facilitated by International Planned Parenthood and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). 
The Bali Declaration purports to represent what all the youth of the world want, and among other things, says the world’s youth are demanding that governments grant them abortion on demand and gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights.  It even claims that the youth of the world want prostitution to be legalized!
You would think that such an outrageous document would be laughed at by all clear thinking policymakers, but this was no laughing matter.  A number of developed countries were pressuring developing countries to accept these sexual “wrongs” as sexual “rights.”
The United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) was involved in this scheme and posted the Bali Global Youth Forum Declaration on their website here as though it were a UN consensus document.  This was highly irregular and angered many of the delegations we alerted.
This Declaration is so controversial that the country of Indonesia, which innocently co-sponsored the youth forum in Bali where the document was created, has now disassociated from it.   
The proposed youth resolution also sought to establish LGBTQI “rights” (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and intersex) for the world’s youth, as well as a right to  controversial comprehensive sexuality education, which is really just a euphemism for education to mainstream LGBT sex and abortion rights education. 
Then we received word from another UN delegate that the United States and a few allies would be proposing “sexual and reproductive health and rights” in a resolution on “the situation of women in rural areas.”  This is some of the most controversial language because it would protect “sexual rights.”  This undefined term can be interpreted basically to protect sexual anarchy.
Then, if that weren’t enough, the resolution being negotiated on the “rights of the girl child” was polluted with a reference seeking to advance the notorious Comments 14 and 15 of the Committee on the Rights of the Child.  You may recall that we rallied nations at the Human Rights Council in Geneva in June to reject these comments in a resolution on preventing death in children under five. 
But these people are relentless and are continually trying to insert this garbage wherever they can, hoping that everyone will be too busy keeping up with so many resolutions that they will eventually get something slipped in.  Click here to read our previous alert outlining how these Comments are especially bad because they seek to grant, among other things, sexual and reproductive freedom to children of all ages.
Now, you might think I am done with the ugly section, but I am not.
We received an urgent plea from yet another delegate informing us that the resolution on the family to kick off the 20th anniversary of the International Year of the Family was being corrupted by the European Union (EU), Brazil, the U.S., and other liberal countries with hostile amendments seeking to redefine the family.  
And finally, we were also alerted to a serious problem with a resolution on protecting “women human rights defenders.”  This resolution is filled with multiple references to gender including “gender oppression,” “gender dimension,” “gender-sensitive,” and “gender rights,” etc.
Norway, which facilitated the resolution, refused to let nations actually negotiate it.  They insisted instead that each delegation could only make one comment per paragraph and rejected any proposals that would define gender as male or female or define what kind of rights these so called women human rights defenders are supposed to be protecting and defending.
Family Watch did some research and found that page 16 of the Foreign Ministry Guidelines of Norway calls for the protection of: “Those working for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people” as a subcategory of  “women human rights defenders” who are at particular risk.”  In other words, Norway, through this resolution, was trying to force their national LGBT policies on all UN Member States.
We also found that the UN-appointed expert called a “Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders” has been abusing her official mandate and is trying to use her position to advance LGBT “rights” as well as the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, which considers “human rights defenders” to include those who promote the rights of “sexual minorities” (i.e., lesbians, gays, transsexuals, bisexuals, etc.). 
So what happened in all these battles?
We are pleased to announce that a number of UN Member States, mostly G77 countries, (mostly developing nations) from Africa, the Caribbean, and Islamic countries, along with Russia, achieved the following hard won victories after intense battles.
They doggedly refused to accept the unacceptable especially when it came to sexualizing children and won these victories:
  • The references to the Bali Declaration and the LGBTQI rights were removed from the youth declaration.
  • The references to Comments 14 and 15 from the CRC Committee granting sexual and reproductive freedom to children were removed from the child’s rights resolution.
  • The reference to “sexual and reproductive rights” was removed from the social inclusion resolution.
  • References seeking to redefine the family were removed from the resolution on the family.
The Third Committee of the General Assembly, the committee that deals with these kinds of issues, is still negotiating some of these resolutions, and then they still have to be adopted at a formal session of the General Assembly.
We pray that none of the pro-family victories above are reversed before they are adopted.
Surely the children of the world would be better served if the liberal nations and rogue UN agencies stopped pushing LGBT rights and the sexualization of children as the answer to every world problem and instead focused on their true needs.
Pro-family citizens around the world owe a huge debt of gratitude to the valiant and dedicated delegates who are holding the line right now in defense of the family and family values at the UN.
Family Watch will continue to assist these delegates in whatever way we can to stop the continual assaults on the health and innocence of children.
Sincerely, Sharon Slater
Sharon Slater

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