NEW YORK (ChurchMilitant.com) - The homosexual agenda experienced a major win at the United Nations, when the General Assembly voted earlier this week to appoint a global LGBT watchdog.
On November 21, the Assembly passed a resolution to keep an independent monitor on LGBT issues in place. The resolution had been introduced by Latin American and Caribbean nations, rejecting a previous proposal introduced by 54 African nations. The African-backed proposal had called to do away with the independent monitor, as his real purpose is to push the homosexualist agenda abroad, according to the African countries.
The monitor, Vitit Muntarbhorn, was appointed on September 30, allegedly to research and bring attention to LGBT issues worldwide. Not all are convinced, however, that this is his true mission.
He went on to say, "The African group is of the view that the mandate of the independent expert lacks the necessary specificity to be carried out fairly."
The final resolution, which didn't mention suspending the monitor, was passed 94–3, with 80 abstentions. The resolution will now go to the General Assembly for a final vote next month, where a similar result is expected.
In response to the vote by the General Assembly, liberal Human Rights Watch praised the decision.
Boris Dittrich, LGBT rights advocacy director at Human Rights Watch, remarked, "The Third Committee's vote affirms that the right to be protected from violence and discrimination applies equally to LGBT people."
This isn't the first time the UN has been involved in pushing a pro-LGBT agenda.
Earlier this year, the UN released a postage stamp celebrating homosexuality and transgenderism, which led to similar backlash. The ambassador from Nigeria, Usman Sarki, criticized the plan, saying,
What is clear to many is that the UN has now decided without any reservation or hesitation to side with a minority of Member States and practitioners of this lifestyle, in complete disregard of the wishes and concerns of the majority of its member States and the populations that they represent.
In another case, a delegate from Saint Lucia revealed that the UN threatened to withdraw all support unless pro-homosexual language was used in a document on HIV/AIDS.
Sarah Flood-Beaubrun, former Deputy Permanent Representative from Saint Lucia to the UN from 2008–11, said, "We were talking about medicines. We were talking about anything to do with dealing with the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Caribbean region — we would get no money unless we succumbed and allowed these terms that they wanted in the document."
Pope Francis has condemned such actions as "ideological colonization," criticizing the way in which charitable organizations tie aid to Third-World countries to the embrace of pro-abortion, pro-gay ideology.
"A people enters with an idea that has nothing, nothing to do with the nation," the Holy Father remarked in January 2015, "and they colonize the people with an idea that changes, or wants to change, a mentality or a structure."
"They use the need of a people to take an opportunity to enter and grow strong — with the children," he commented.