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Does the religious right even care about the victims of anti-gay persecution?

Based upon religious right reaction to the new Obama Administration policy regarding worldwide anti-gay persecution, one has to ask do these so-called followers of Christ have any problem with rape, “honor-killings,” and murder if these actions are done to gays.

It sounds harsh to say that but what other opinion can one gauge after reading the words of religious right talking heads such as

Peter LaBarbera:

Homosexuality — once widely regarded as a Crime Against Nature — is no more a “fundamental human right” than any other sexual sin.

Peter Sprigg of the Family Research Council:

It is startling that President Obama is prepared to throw the full weight and reputation of the United States behind the promotion overseas of the radical ideology of the sexual revolution.

Matt Barber of the Liberty Counsel and radio show host Janet Mefferd:

Mefferd: Here’s a question I had too. In all the stories I was reading yesterday about this directive, in none of them did I see any break down of statistics on the number of homosexuals and transgenders worldwide who are being tortured, persecuted and killed for being gay, have you seen any statistics like that?

Barber: Of course not, it’s nonsense. It’s Orwellian New Speak.

These folks aren’t stupid. They’re willfully ignorant. And sad.

Now in some cases, in between the verbose adjectives about “sexual anarchy” and claims about how the Obama Administration is trying to” impose sexual madness” on other countries, came a spattering of pronouncements about how it was “awful that these things are happening” and how “no one should condone violence.” (LaBarbera’s press release didn’t even have the good taste to do this.)

It seems to me that in all of the huge declarations, the adjectives of disgust should be aimed at the plight of the victims.

But these folks are so concerned with demonizing homosexuality that the victims of anti-gay persecution are merely an afterthought to them.

Victims like:

Nathaniel Cunningham, who was chased out of his home in Jamaica by an anti-gay mob.

Noxolo Nkosana and Noxolo Nogwaza who were both stabbed and raped by groups of men in South Africa. Nkosana lived. Nogwaza was murdered and her face and body was disfigured.

Mahmoud Asgari and Ayaz Marhoni who, in 2005, were publicly executed in Iran for being gay after a trumped-up charge of sexual assault.

And these are just a few of many. People like them, innocent gays and lesbians caught up in hateful cultures, are the people the Obama Administration is seeking to help.

But God forbid that the religious right even acknowledge the plight of these people. God forbid that these holier-than-thou folks be accused of pushing the so-called gay agenda.

The absolute nastiness of these folks is best demonstrated by LaBarbera’s last comment in his press release:

All Americans who love God and respect His wonderful design for mankind should be ashamed of Obama’s and Hillary’s campaign to force a deeply flawed sexual ideology on innocent nations that do NOT want to emulate American decadence.

Someone should tell LaBarbera that you can’t talk about God’s “wonderful design” while intentionally covering up the act of devils.

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