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Christian Equality Under Attack by UN Chief

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By Benjamin Bull, CP Guest Contributor
April 26, 2013|9:09 am

Speaking via video link to the Oslo Conference on Human Rights on April 15, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced that he is launching an international campaign to elevate the demands of sexually confused individuals over the rights of other individuals.

He believes that the unanswered demands of individuals who suffer from gender confusion represent one of the "neglected human rights challenges of our time" and that upholding them is more important than "culture, tradition, or religion" – all of which he anticipates will be used as reasons to "oppose change."

Ban maintains that if others join with him, this world will be "safer, freer and more equal for everyone."

But recent history tells us that when groups are singled out as the latest, newest, and most in vogue for special exceptions – in this case, groups of sexually-confused individuals – then the rights of traditionalists and those whose consciences are governed by Scripture are almost always in jeopardy.

For example, support for homosexuality in the 1980s turned into support for same-sex civil unions at the turn of the 20th century, and then turned into support for same-sex marriage in the 21st century.

Today, in the 13th year of the 21st century, momentum is growing for the "transgender person" – men who claim to be women and women who claim not to know whether they are in fact female. In short, momentum is growing for individuals who identify themselves as male or female depending on their emotions or how they feel about themselves, rather than their physical makeup.

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This is all part of the movement Ban supports. And because of it, public restrooms in many countries are no longer labeled "men's" or "women's," but rather "restroom."

In other countries – the city of Phoenix, Arizona in the U.S., for example – public restrooms are still labeled "men's" and "women's" but men who identify themselves as women are allowed in women's public restrooms and women who identify themselves as men are allowed in men's public restrooms.

These things don't make "everyone" "safer, freer, and more equal." Instead, they simply increase the political clout of a special interest group while diminishing – and frequently deriding – the political voices of those who don't agree, not to mention the privacy, safety and protection for young girls and women when they use public restrooms.

Ban demonstrated the reality of this when he made clear his position that "culture, tradition or religion" are not viable reasons for standing against broader social acceptance of those who are confused about their gender.

It goes without saying that Christians will certainly not be "safer" or "more equal" if Ban's campaign succeeds. Instead, they will be castigated for having consciences governed by Scripture.

Benjamin Bull serves as chief counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom.
 

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