UN Draft: LGBT a ‘Crime Against Humanity’
This would have disastrous implications on our religious freedom. We have to pray that this draft does not pass.
From LifeSiteNews. The United Nations (UN) is considering the adoption of a treaty that would defend homosexual lifestyles and may lead to the addition of so-called “homophobia” to the classification of a crime against humanity.
A document titled “Draft Articles on Prevention and Punishment of Crimes Against Humanity” is the unofficial treaty that has removed a long-accepted definition of gender as male and female, leaving open the possibility of defending the truth about gender and sex to qualify as a crime against humanity in the form of targeting LGBT people.
The draft treaty proposes changes that are both consistent with and in opposition to the 1999 Rome Statute, which established the International Criminal Court and includes persecution on the basis of gender as a crime against humanity. However, the statute also states that “the term ‘gender’ refers to the two sexes, male and female, within the context of society. The term ‘gender’ does not indicate any meaning different from the above.”
Contrary to the long-accepted treaty, the draft under debate in the current session has removed this definition of gender and emphasized the broad classification of a crime against humanity as a means to include LGBT people as populations to be protected.
According to the Center for Family and Human Rights, or C-Fam, the European Union and the United States are “pushing the General Assembly to adopt the new treaty” while other countries, including Morocco, many nations in the African Group, Egypt, the Russian Federation and Pakistan rejected the proposal. The Holy See also criticized the treaty, stating that it “regrets the ILC’s (International Law Commission) decision” to remove the true definition of gender from the draft.
The draft treaty, which was originally published in 2019, is currently under debate in the UN General Assembly. A decision about whether the treaty will move forward is expected by the end of November. …
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(Excerpt from LifeSiteNews. Photo Credit: iStock)
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