THE LONG RANGE GOAL OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS DISCUSSION GLOBALLY IS TO REPLACE ALL BOTHERSOME LANGUAGE DEFINING HUMAN RIGHTS WITH “HUMAN DIGNITY” AND USING TOOLS LIKE LGBTQ “RIGHTS” TO MAKE THE U.S. CONSITUTION AND OTHERS LIKE IT OBSOLETE. RELIGIOUS FREEDOM, SPEECH, ALL PERSONAL FREEDOM ARE THEN REDEFINED AND LIMITED BY THAT WHICH ASSERTS TO RECONGIZE THE “DIGNITY OF THE FRINGE”.
Rev Thomas Littleton
In recent years there has emerged a new language and stated set of concerns and special interest which subject religious liberty to limitations and redefinition . It is the language contained in a very small phrase “human dignity”. All personal freedoms for all “global citizens ” are now being subjected to and redefined by it.
Christianity is it’s largest target and a recent Council on Foreign Relations interview with a “Faith Based Partnership ” and Human Rights Campaign /LGBTQ advocacy leader shows the application of the phrase and the tools of the trade for forced global “social change”.
Remember CFR is one of if not THE OLDEST globalist think tank and policy influencer funded and directed by David Rockefeller. It’s values have helped created the United Nations and drive both national and global policy.
Global LGBTQ+ Rights
Wednesday, February 2, 2022
Religion and Foreign Policy Webinars
“Michael Vazquez, independent policy advisor, discusses LGBTQ+ rights around the world and the Biden administration’s efforts to promote and defend these rights at home and abroad.”
EXPANDED BIO FOR MICHAEL
“Vazquez, Director of HRC’s Religion & Faith Program, is Catholic and lives in Washington, D.C. Before joining HRC, Vazquez was the Co-Executive Director of Brave Commons, which works to support LGBTQ rights on Christian college campuses. He holds a Master of Theological Studies from Duke University’s Divinity School.”
“As a public theologian and organizer, both my personal faith and the collective faith of the movement for our liberation have been central in my pursuit of the common good. Catholicism teaches that we are to hate evil and to love justice, and that is why abolition and an unyielding commitment to the defense of Black LGBTQ lives are the central ethics that drive my work. The way my queerness prophetically intersects with my faith allows me—as it does other LGBTQ faith leaders, theologians, and organizers—to imagine a reality far more just, equitable, and abundant than anything we have ever experienced, and it grants both the resilience and vitality to do the work to get us there.”
Michael Vazquez, Human Rights Campaign Director of Religion & Faith
CRF INTERVIEW BY
Vice President for National Program and Outreach, Council on Foreign Relations
COUNCIL ON FOREIGN RELATIONS PITCH ON LGBTQ RIGHTS
“Michael Vazquez is a public theologian, community organizer, and communications strategist. He serves as an advisor to government institutions, political candidates, religious and spiritual leaders, and nonprofit organizations on issues at the intersection of religion, politics, and social justice. Mr. Vazquez served as communications director at the Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships at USAID, the religion and faith director at the Human Rights Campaign, and as a fellow at Faith and Public Life, and founder of Brave Commons. He was also an advisor to the faith engagement team for the Biden-Harris campaign.”
“So, Michael, thanks very much for being with us. I would like it if you could set the table and talk a little bit about what is being done to promote LGBTQ+ rights in the United States and around the world, and how faith communities can contribute to this.”
( ABOVE NOTE THE ROLE OF ACTIVIST IN THE FAITH BASED NEIGHBORHOOD PARTNERSHIPS WHICH ALLOW CHURCHES, DENOMINATIONS AND RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS TO OBTAIN GOVERNMENT FUNDING.)
STRAIGHT CUT TO THE CHASE OF CHRISTIANITY AND RELIGIOUS FREEDOM
SOME EXCERPTS ON CHRISTIANITY, RELIGION AND GLOBAL LGBTQ RIGHTS
“ I want to begin by talking about the role that faith communities, particularly faith leaders, have always held in communities throughout history as truth tellers and storytellers, right? That’s one of the principal roles that faith leaders have held, and not just clergy but cantors, singers, choirs, artists. Their role has been to disseminate truth and to tell a story about community in order to edify a community towards a particular end. Typically, throughout faith traditions, that’s towards the common good. How do we ensure that every member of our community and those that serve the communities that surround us experience equity, experience justice, safety, and security?”
“INHERENT (HUMAN) DIGNITY AND HOW FAITH LEADERS CAN ADVANCE LGBTQ RIGHTS”.
“One of the truths most religious traditions hold as central and core to their faith is that every individual has inherent dignity and value. You find that Islam. You find that in Christianity. You find that in Judaism. You find that in Hinduism. Across traditions, you find this core belief that every individual in the entirety of creation has inherent dignity and value. And so while there might be disagreements about policy, while there might be disagreements about positions on gender and sexuality broadly speaking, every tradition has maintained that there is dignity in every human person. And I think that’s a critical thing for us to set the table with because as we look at how faith leaders and faith communities both domestically and globally can engage in advancing LGBTQ rights, we need to go back to the core tenets that these communities hold and uphold and call on them to draw out of those traditions in order to advance justice for the LGBTQ community and, as a result, advance justice and equity for all communities.”
THE AFFIRMING POPE FRANCIS AND “THE COMMON GOOD”
“Pope Francis speaks on this by saying that disagreements of a philosophical or theological nature between faiths or between particular groups and people of faith are not obstacles to uniting to pursue shared goals as long as everyone involved shares a concern for the common good.”
ASSERTION THAT “MAJORITY OF PEOPLE OF FAITH SUPPORT LGBTQ RIGHTS”.
“I think that what we have seen, is as this story has been told both in the U.S. and abroad, as this—the reality that LGBTQ people—lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer people—have human—basic dignity, and thus have—should have access to the full diversity of human rights available to everyone else. As this has been shared, we have seen an increase—the data has shown—Pew shows there’s been an increase of acceptance globally for LGBTQ people and rights that should be afforded to us. Likewise, the Public Religious (sic; Religion) Research Institute has shown that the majority of people of faith in the United States support comprehensive protections against discrimination for the LGBTQ community.
AMERICAN RELIGIOUS RIGHT /ANTI SODOMY LAWS/COLONIALISM / CONSERVATIVE CHRISTIAN GROUPS ” ARE THE PROBLEM ACCORDING TO VAZQUEZ AND CFR.
“So this begins with looking at the hard truths—the hard truths and then the hopeful things, right? The hard truth is that there has been a campaign globally by the religious right based in the United States and elsewhere, but primarily in the United States, to advance anti-LGBTQ policies, to support—whether that’s the anti-sodomy laws that we see in the Middle East and Africa; that’s—or we see throughout Africa some other anti-LGBTQ laws that are promoted by Catholic bishops, particularly in Uganda as an example. Throughout the world we see these, first, colonial holdover laws, colonial anti-sodomy laws that were left behind by European colonial powers and that have remained on the books ever since these colonial powers left these regions. And then you see, right, outside groups—outside conservatives—conservative religious groups pushing for the maintenance of these anti-LGBTQ laws, whether that’s banning relationships, whether that’s making being LGBTQ against the law and punishable by imprisonment and incarceration, or by death. We see that a lot of the advocacy for these laws come from minority religious groups in the United States and elsewhere.”
TRUMP WAS AGAINST THE LGBTQ ACCORDING TO THE INTERVIEW
“And we saw in order to help sustain this, in the previous administration we saw Secretary Pompeo—Secretary of State Pompeo institute the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, right? There’s a close connection between this idea that LGBTQ rights must be prevented that these conservative religious groups are pushing, and this idea that religious freedom must be protected from, over, and against LGBTQ rights; that religious freedom, particularly I would say conservative religious freedom, was under threat globally and must be protected by—against or from the advancement of LGBTQ rights.”
THE CORE POINT OF CONFLICT …IN HIS OWN WORDS
“And so the Ministerial on Religious Freedom elevated religious freedom above other rights or made a claim contrary to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that gives us a broad array of equal—coequal human rights, this ministerial and the previous administration claimed that there was—there’s religious freedom and then there’s all other rights, right? And we need to reframe that.”
A CALL TO “RELIGIOUS LEADERS TO STAND FOR LGBTQ RIGHTS
“We need religious leaders to stand in that also, not to say that our rights as religious people or people of faith are greater than the rights of other people. In order to safeguard LGBTQ rights and to advance LGBTQ rights globally, we have to get to the heart of this debate that there is religious freedom and religious rights in opposition to LGBTQ rights.”
MAKING ALLIES AND CALLING FOR THE EQUALITY ACT.
“Religious freedom is a major global issue. I will say that. It is a major global issue that we have to address with the rise of anti-Semitism, with the rise of Islamophobia, with the crackdowns on religious minorities around the world, there’s work that we have to do. There’s critical work that we have to do to ensure that religious minorities are protected, but we need to be able to distinguish between protecting religious freedom for religious minorities who are actually being persecuted, and the attempts by certain communities to use religious freedom as a weapon against other minority groups, which is what I believe we see in this battle for LGBTQ rights both domestically and abroad.”
“There are two major policies I want to speak to briefly and then we can get into it a little bit more later. But we have the GLOBE Act introduced by Senator Markey and we have the Equality Act, which passed the House for the second time last February. So we’re coming up—it was at the end of last February, so we’re coming up on the one-year anniversary of the Equality Act, which would provide comprehensive civil rights protections in matters of public accommodation, housing, employment, credit, et cetera, for LGBTQ people. Passed the House last February. We’re still waiting to see what its fate will be in the Senate.”
Faith leaders are well on their way to these grand deceptions and to moving the church into the hands of this global cabal. Ed Stetzer just recently spoke for a previous CFR forum and Rick Warren and others have been a members of CFR board.
Southern Baptist and other denominational leaders have joined HRC and other LGBTQ funders and activist on the Obama administrations Faith Based Partnership Board as far back as 2009. The Federal Funding and grants have been flowing ever since and the commitment to “the Common Good” mantra is sung like kumbaya around the grant camp fires.
ON THE OTHER SIDE- Nothing has actually played LGBTQ leaders than the promise of new found rights while all rights including their own are eroded and vaporize. They might have a few excited years with a sense of victory until this sad reality sets in.
No other issue has had more time in the spotlight in the last three decades than gay rights. From the 1969 Stonewall Riots to the 90s era declaration by MLK Southern Christian Leadership Conference cofounder Bayard Rustin that “gay is the new black” to the modern corporate shakedowns of the LGBTQ Rights Industrial Complex members like HRC…the call for equality is here to stay and ever expanding.
The problem is that this Human Rights movement and its powerful shift in language while simultaneously breaking down and deconstructing the old boundaries defining human rights , freedoms and protections IS IN FACT allowing the construction of global goals which then own all human rights allowing them to be stripped away including those of LGBTQ identified people. The rush to subject freedom of speech and freedom of religious conviction – Christian conviction and living by conscience to these new self identifiers- especially transgenderism have and are redefining what it means to be HUMAN and erasing thousands of years of human history defining humanity itself.
In Short no one has rights once what it means to be human or male or female becomes subject to any one of a thousand optional identities which everyone is then compelled by global overseers to recognize and respect the dignity of. No one has dignity .No one has freedom. Governments and global think tanks define all of our futures and we will all be on equal ground in the gulag of the coming modern society and its prisons of words.
Christianity is the fabric of modern Western Society and is hated by those who fail to recognize it or who want to destroy it. Equating Christian biblical conservatives or Donald Trump or Constitutional Conservatives as the enemies of human dignity is only proof that the narratives driven by forces like the Council on Foreign Relations care less for the rights or futures of minorities than they do about seizing and possessing their long lusted for global controls and Global Goals. Once realized we are ALL THE LOSERS.
The unseen power in the global scam of “Human Dignity” is the great deceiver Satan himself who robbed the human race of dignity in the Garden of Eden and took us all down the path to his own and our own destruction.
The only real “Human Dignity” comes from the ONE who made us Human and who Himself BECAME Human to restore not our rights but our access to the Throne Room of God by work of the cross and the reality of the empty tomb. All other assertions by think tanks and activist and the call to other alters is pure idolatry- nothing more.
1 John 5
Knowing the True—Rejecting the False
18 We know that whoever is born of God does not sin; but he who has been born of God keeps himself, and the wicked one does not touch him.
19 We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one.
20 And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us an understanding, that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.
21 Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.