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Friday, February 03, 2006

Moral Fraud

Out of one side of his mouth, George Bush says Iran and Sudan are terrorist states, reprehensibly denying human rights to their own citizens. Out of the other, he says they are our allies when it comes to denigrating people who are gay.

I realize that, according to recent approval polls, most people in America realize the (p)resident is a fraud and miserable failure. Tell me again, though, why do some "compassionate conservatives" still consider him their moral example?


U.S. Sides With Iran, Sudan To Bar Gay Groups From UN

February 2, 2006 — In a surprising reversal, the United States voted with Iran and other anti-gay countries at the United Nations to deny observer status to two gay rights groups at the world body.

The UN Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations of the United Nations Economic and Social Council voted January 23, 10-5 with three abstentions to deny the International Lesbian and Gay Association of Brussels and the Danish National Association for Gays and Lesbians of Denmark consultive status at the UN.

Such status, which is enjoyed by over 3,000 NGOs around the world, allows access to UN proceedings, presence at conferences, and the right to propose agenda items…. — Eric Resnick

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