U.S. Government Can Defend Human Rights, But Don’t Impose Your LGBT Agenda on the Rest of the World

On Feb. 1, the U.S. Ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenell, wrote in an opinion piece in the German newspaper Bild that “government officials must … demand that U.N. members decriminalize homosexuality.”

The piece got little attention until this week, when an “exclusive report” from NBC News said, “The Trump administration is launching a global campaign to end the criminalization of homosexuality.” There’s just one problem — besides the ambassador, it doesn’t seem that President Trump — or anyone else in the administration — authorized this “campaign.”

Our own criminal laws against homosexual conduct were struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2003 in the case of Lawrence v. Texas. Despite what some on the Left claim, we are not advocating for their return. But that does not mean we should engage in “cultural imperialism” by imposing policies that were imposed upon us by our court on other countries with different cultures, traditions, and values.

For the last eight years, President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton bludgeoned foreign capitals with “diplomacy” designed to advance an LGBT agenda around the world and in the United Nations — doing damage to our relations with many countries as a result. The Trump administration should be ending such efforts, not making them a priority.

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SOURCE: Christian Post, Tony Perkins