I was watching CNN news tonight and while scanning the ticker I noticed that homosexuality is illegal in India. While any sovereign nation has a right to pass whatever laws it wishes to, other civilized countries have an obligation to regard such a blatant violation of human rights as a morally reprehensible. I do not see why there isn’t an economic boycott of nations that hold homosexualism to be a criminal act. I also do not see why this isn’t a gigantic priority for human rights organization. There have been sufficient incidents of anti-homosexual assault, torture and murder here in America to the point where one can only imagine how much worse it is in a country that legally condones suppression of homosexual rights.
Enlightened nations of the world must band together to rid our planet of such bigotry. South Africa was boycotted for apartheid, how is it that this has not gained greater attention from the global community? I fully recognize that the current administration’s marginalizing of America’s homosexual community provides tacit approval for other nations to do the same or worse. I think this is something that our country will be very ashamed of at a later date. I see all of this as purest hypocrisy and it makes America’s stance on human rights just so much lip service.
Isn’t America morally obliged to help wipe out the criminalization of homosexuality in the name of human rights?