VOL. 17 ISSUE NO. 50   |  DECEMBER 14 – 20, 2011


Pressing on to promote perversion

Herding ‘human capitol’ into deviant lifestyles for federal employment

hillary clintonDuring a speech before the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland last week, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said “deeply held personal, political, cultural, and religious beliefs” were “obstacles standing in the way of protecting human rights of LGBT people.” 
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president obamaWASHINGTON – President Obama proclaimed Dec. 10, 2011 Human Rights Day and the week beginning Dec. 10 as Human Rights Week, to “renew our commitment to upholding and advancing human dignity.”

Obama’s proclamation states, “The human race reflects a myriad of vibrant cultures and unique identities, yet we are united by the innate liberties that are our common birthright. The rights to assemble peacefully, to speak and worship as we please, and to determine our own destinies know no borders. All people should live free from the threat of extrajudicial killing, torture, oppression, and discrimination, regardless of gender, race, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, or physical or mental disability.

“Dictators seek to constrain these liberties through repressive laws and blunt force, but hope cannot be imprisoned and aspirations cannot be killed. We are reminded of this when demonstrators brave bullets and batons to sound the call for reform, when young women dare to go to school despite prohibitions, and when same sex couples refuse to be told whom to love.  The past year saw extraordinary change in the Middle East and North Africa as square by square, town by town, country by country, people rose up to demand their human rights. Around the world, we witnessed significant progress in consolidating democracy and expanding freedoms, often facilitated by critical assistance from the international community.”

His proclamation doesn’t reconcile all too well with S.1867, the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012, approved by the Senate on Dec. 1 by a vote of 93-7.

S.1867, a defense authorization bill, includes provisions for American citizens to be declared terrorists, detained by the military and held without due process.

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano has already issued a definition of who could be deemed a domestic terrorist, a definition adopted through the recommendations of the Southern Poverty Law Center, that includes patriotic American citizens who believe in the U.S. Constitution, their Second Amendment rights, persons who may be religious and oppose abortion, as well as returning veterans.

malik nadal hasanMeanwhile, the Obama administration, just days ago, classified the Ft. Hood massacre, perpetrated by radical Islamist Major Malik Nadal Hasan (l), killing 13 people and wounding dozens more at the country’s most populous military installation, as “workplace violence,” despite Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn, as chair of the Senate Homeland Security Committee stating the U.S. military has become a “direct target of violent Islamist extremism.”

Lieberman, in a Fox News interview, said American service members are “increasingly in the terrorists’ scope and not just overseas in a traditional war setting.”

Then there was Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who expressed last week how “deeply held personal, political, cultural, and religious beliefs” were “obstacles standing in the way of protecting human rights of LGBT people.”

The Senate version of S.1867 also includes a provision to repeal Article 125 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ).

The repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, prohibiting persons who “demonstrate a propensity or intent to engage in homosexual acts" from serving in the armed forces, brought with it a few other problems, which the Senate aimed to correct.

On Dec. 1, the Senate voted 93-7 to approve S.1867, the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012, a defense authorization bill, which, aside from the egregious provisions of the bill that allows American citizens to be detained by the military and held without due process, also includes a provision to repeal Article 125 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ).

Article 125 states: "(a) Any person subject to this chapter who engages in unnatural carnal copulation with another person of the same or opposite sex or with an animal is guilty of sodomy. Penetration, however slight, is sufficient to complete the offense. (b) Any person found guilty of sodomy shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.”

However, the repeal does not appear to be included in the House version of the bill, H.R.1540, with which S.1867 must be reconciled.

While sodomy had to go in order to be able to implement the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, the Senate also decided to do away with bestiality being an offense.

On Aug. 18, 2011, Obama signed Executive Order (EO) 13583, “Establishing a Coordinated Government-wide Initiative to Promote Diversity and Inclusion in the Federal Workforce.”

Pointing out the federal government is the nation’s largest employer, Obama’s EO states the federal government’s recruitment policies should “endeavor to achieve a work force from all segments of society” in order to “promote the federal workplace as a model of equal opportunity, diversity and inclusion.”

While EO 13583 doesn’t come right out and state the policy is aimed at the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Community, it refers to several other special affirmative action EOs that came before it to recruit, for example, Hispanics, veterans, individuals with disabilities, etc.

Obama goes on to say, “To realize more fully the goal of using the talents of all segments of society, the federal government must continue to challenge itself to enhance its ability to recruit, hire, promote, and retain a more diverse workforce. Further, the federal government must create a culture that encourages collaboration, flexibility, and fairness to enable individuals to participate to their full potential.

“Wherever possible, the Federal Government must also seek to consolidate compliance efforts established through related or overlapping statutory mandates, directions from EOs, and regulatory requirements. By this order, I am directing executive departments and agencies to develop and implement a more comprehensive, integrated, and strategic focus on diversity and inclusion as a key component of their human resources strategies. This approach should include a continuing effort to identify and adopt best practices, implemented in an integrated manner, to promote diversity and remove barriers to equal employment opportunity ...”

Obama wants to establish a system for regularly reporting and tracking agencies’ progress in implementing their agency-specific “Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plans” in meeting his objectives.

In collaboration with the agency’s Director of Equal Employment Opportunity and Director of Diversity and Inclusion, the “Chief Human Capital Officer” will be the designated person responsible for “enhancing employment and promotion opportunities within the agency.”

If Chief Human Capitol Officer being the person deciding an applicant’s employment fate doesn’t ring offensive enough, it appears landing a job with the federal government could now rely, in part, on whether applicants live a deviant sexual lifestyle and could conceivably depend on their resume stating they engage in homosexual activity or even bestiality.

If not asked on the application or stated on the applicant’s resume, the government would have no means of tracking such “diversity and inclusion.”

Qualifications may become somewhat secondary with respect to one’s employability with the federal government.