“For the faith community, how can we reinforce to religious groups that God loves all the children of his creation equally?”
Good ol’ Susan Rice—she’ll say anything for her paycheck. Anything. (Well, maybe not anything; she does seem to specialize in the outrageous and untrue.)
A few other choice quotes to set the context, courtesy of the White House Office of the Press Secretary:
It’s great to be here, and particularly great to see such a wonderful collection of faith leaders, human rights activists, private sector representatives and colleagues in government all in one place. Protecting and upholding human rights, especially for our lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender brothers and sisters, is work to which we all are called, so thank you, thank you so much for joining us here today.
Through the Global Equality Fund and the LGBT Global Development Partnership, the United States is working with government and private sector partners to advance equality and human rights protections worldwide. The Fund provides emergency assistance to activists in more than 50 countries. Now, we’re launching new efforts to help civil society build partnerships with local faith communities, business leaders, and health care providers to enhance protections for LGBT rights. And, thanks to a new partnership between the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and USAID, we will provide business development training and build new networks to help economically empower the LGBT community.
For the faith community, how can we reinforce to religious groups that God loves all the children of his creation equally? For the human rights community, how can we help activists work together to advance social justice for everyone? Because, if you care about equal rights for women or ethnic or religious minorities, you should care about LGBT human rights too. It’s all the same.
So, it seems like the White House may be hinting at doing theology for us now.
Is this exactly the kind of thing you expect our National Security Advisor to be advocating? Why focus on real threats to the nation when you can instead turn your attack upon the philosophical-moral foundations that have built and sustained us?
And meanwhile in Sudan… Meriam Ibrahim and her husband and children were under arrest for being Christians… what did Susan Rice say about them?
What do you think the practical outworking of the term “reinforce” will entail? I think the operative part of the word is almost surely “force.”
Are you buckled up? If Congress remains supine, they’re surely coming for us.