Good news gay people, Secretary of State John Kerry supports your right to be gay. Bad news gay people, Secretary of State John Kerry also supports the right of Islamists to kill you for being gay.
In what is probably a first, an oddly uncomfortable John Kerry gets in front of the camera to deliver a Happy Gay Pride Day message. You can see him furrowing his brow as he tries to remember what the B in LGBT stands for.
“There are LGBT people of all ages, all races, and all faiths – citizens of every country on Earth. And in too many places, LGBT people and their supporters are being attacked and harassed for simply being who they are and for standing up for their rights,” Kerry says, seemingly unaware of the irony that Obama Inc. has managed to put regimes who do just that in power across the Middle East.
You can promote the rights of Islamists to democratically take over countries or the rights of gay people. But you cannot honestly do both.
“The United States condemns all such violence, harassment, and discrimination. As President Obama said, “the struggle to end discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons is a global challenge, and one that is central to the United States’ commitment to promoting human rights,” Kerry tells us.
Apparently though it’s less central than throwing a hissy fit over fights between Burmese Buddhists and Muslim migrants because you sure don’t hear a lot about it.
“LGBT persons must be free to exercise their human rights – including freedom of expression, freedom of religion, and freedom of assembly and association – without fear of reprisal,” Kerry says.
Freedom of expression, freedom of religion, and freedom of assembly and association – without fear of reprisal. Sounds nice. Too bad those aren’t even rights that any Americans have anymore.