A newly published United Nations report is suggesting that religious rights should be subordinated to the rights of the LGBT agenda and its adherents. The report, written by UN independent expert Victor Madrigal-Borloz, emphasizes the government’s role in disciplining religious institutions that refuse to promote LGBT ideology. It implies that religious institutions will face punishment if they fail to comply with the LGBT agenda. The report also condemns interpretations of Christian scripture that consider homosexual behavior to be sinful and promotes dissident religious groups that advocate for abortion and LGBT values.
Madrigal-Borloz argues that gender-confused individuals and those with same-sex attraction have a right to access spirituality on equal terms with everyone else, leading him to conclude that all religions should endorse LGBT ideology. The report suggests that religious leaders and institutions should be used to promote homosexual and transgender ideology within their countries. It claims that sexual orientation and gender identity are fundamental rights, equivalent to or even higher than the right to freedom of religion. The report argues against religious health workers and institutions being able to refuse to provide abortions or transgender “affirming” treatments and surgeries. It also asserts that service providers, such as bakers and florists, should not be allowed to deny service based on religious beliefs.
Critics, such as Jack Fonseca of Campaign Life Coalition, view the report as evidence that the UN is an anti-Christian organization seeking to destroy Christianity and individual freedom. Fonseca argues that the true objective of LGBT ideology is to undermine democracies and achieve global dictatorship. He warns that accepting religious tyranny as a form of human rights sets a dangerous precedent for other forms of tyranny. Fonseca points out that years before Canada legalized same-sex marriage, they warned that it would lead to the Bible becoming illegal and pastors being imprisoned. He believes that the UN report reveals that this was the goal all along.
The report comes at a time when many countries are opposing the LGBT agenda and returning to traditional values. Hungary, for example, passed a law against the promotion of homosexuality to minors to protect children, despite pushback from the European Union. Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni and leaders from 22 African countries and the UK also gathered to discuss protecting African culture and family values. Additionally, 22 traditional countries united at the United Nations to oppose comprehensive sexuality education for children.
Critics are calling on socially conservative member states of the UN to reject the report and prevent its official adoption. Accepting such ideology will lead to the persecution of Christians and the erosion of individual liberties.