Is this a tacit call to violence?
By Cathy Kristofferson, April 17, 2013
Yesterday was day two of the United Nations International Conference on Human Rights, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity. A conference at which Ban Ki Moon, its Secretary General, said: “Religion and culture cannot justify discrimination against gays and lesbians“.
Also yesterday, Pat Buchanan penned a piece at WND titled, ‘Is Civil-Disobedience on ‘Marriage’ Imminent? Buchanan sees millions of Christians refusing to “obey new same-sex laws” in which he predicts “a public rejection of the new laws by millions and a refusal by many to respect or obey them.”
A rejection he compared to those who consumed alcohol during Prohibition (!). A rejection we can see may already be happening. A rejection, for Buchanan, which will go on in perpetuity apparently as he states: “For traditional Christianity’s view that homosexual acts are immoral and same-sex marriage an absurdity cannot be reconciled with the view that homosexuality is natural and normal and gay marriage a human right.”
Tweets and posts about Buchanan’s current threat of an escalation of such rejection seems somewhat crazed because it is housed in his usual racist, anti-semetic, anti-gay rants – who knows what mayhem his rhetoric could cause? And, hey, I live in Massachusetts and actually we are not taking calls for potential violence too lightly at the moment.
So, what exactly is Pat suggesting when he says:
“The culture war in America today may be seen as squabbles in a day-care center compared to what is coming. A new era of civil disobedience may be at hand.”
We know what the culture war still raging against abortion causes – abortion doctors murdered, abortion clinics burned, as well as unconstitutional anti-abortion laws brought up and many actually legislated.
And what will the laws bringing equality to our country, and the international treaties we’ve signed, mean at that point? Will the United Nations forces in powder blue berets be arriving on our shores to protect the human rights as guaranteed the LGBTI community in the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights?
Hear Ban Ki Moon on LGBT rights here: