13 Jan Is “One Way” Really the Only Way?
In U.S. President-elect Obama’s speech in Berlin he talked about being “a fellow citizen of the world”. He described the burdens of global citizenship that “continue to bind us together”. He said, “Partnership and cooperation among nations is not a choice; it is the one way, the only way to ….. advance our common humanity.”
In the European Union Parliament this week, Giusto Catania, an Italian Communist MEP, will ask the European Union member-states to approve a resolution that will guarantee access to “sexual and reproductive health and rights” (abortion) and will recognize same-sex unions equally with traditional marriage.
Another attack on the family is coming from three international homosexual rights groups. These groups are trying to get committees at the UN to include the Yogyakarta Principles as a measure by which states could be held accountable. These principles, originated from a conference held at Yogyakarta, Indonesia in 2006. The meeting was attended by leading homosexual rights advocates to develop a brand of sexual rights intended to be “…a universal guide to human rights which affirm binding international legal standards with which all States must comply.”
Several states across the United States have recently had to deal with laws allowing transgender individuals the use of public restrooms. These laws provide the right to individuals to use the restroom of their choice. These are entitled “gender identity protection laws.”
During the battle of Proposition 8 in California, we at United Families sought to educate citizens about the impact that laws and treaties at the United Nations had on their state. It is obvious that in an attempt to “advance our common humanity”, the citizens of the United States are being pressured to adopt the customs, ideas, and morals that a “global citizenship” brings.
At United Families International, we do not believe that what has been happening in the European Union, Indonesia, the United Nations or in many states in the U.S. represents what families all over the world want. We believe that families would like to have leaders who felt that being a “fellow citizen of the world” would mean protection from the homosexual agenda. We would like to have leaders who stand up for families and recognize the critical contribution that they make to society. Without families these leaders will not have a country to represent.
President-elect Obama needs to take the stance that the only “burden” that global citizenship brings is the one that forces the traditional family to suffer the consequences of choices that will destroy the family. We disagree with Obama when he says that “Partnership and cooperation among nations is not a choice; it is the one way, the only way…”
We believe that there is a choice. We believe that their way is not the only way. We believe that the only way is to fight this agenda that seeks to destroy the family. We believe that the only choice the world has is to defend families.
At United Families International, that is what we do every day.
Beverly Rice, UFI President