|By Austin Ruse @ CT|
A few weeks ago, Malawi’s Ambassador to the United Nations said privately that the Obama administration had threatened to withhold $350 million in aid unless Malawi’s government struck down its laws on sodomy.
Let’s take a look at tiny Malawi*. According to the CIA World Fact Book, among Malawi’s roughly 16-million inhabitants, the life expectancy is a paltry 5I.7 years, which turns to be the 211th lowest life expectancy in the world. Malawi has the eleventh highest infant mortality rate in the world. And 44 percent of the population does not have safe sanitation, meaning they very well might be peeing where they drink.
Malawi is also among the poorest countries in the world. A $350-million aid package goes a long way there, yet here are President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton holding Malawi hostage to the new U.S. homosexual agenda. Make sodomy legal or your people can twist in the wind.
Malawi did not exactly arrive at its sodomy laws through a fatwa. It is 82% Christian and a multi-party democracy with a bi-cameral legislature ( bi-cameral: the practice of having two legislative or parliamentary chambers) and judicial review.
Within days, its government committed to changing Malawi’s sodomy laws. Obama the Bully hailed this as a great victory. Yes, you can usually get your way by threatening the world’s poorest people.
This is just a small and shocking measure of how the LGBT agenda has come to dominate at least part of our young president’s foreign policy.
On June 21 our U. N. Ambassador, Susan Rice, rose in the General Assembly to congratulate Ban Ki-Moon for reelection as Secretary General. In her short speech she thanked him for insisting on “recognizing that lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and transgender rights are, simply, human rights.” No other ambassador made such a reference.
One incensed ambassador wondered if she was under instructions from President Obama reaching out to his N. Y. homosexual constituency. He said, “In that solemn atmosphere the reference to LGBT sounded very strange, if not totally out of place or even something of bad taste.” He pointed out that Rice did not even mention the Millennium Development Goals**, a sign of where the administration’s heart really lies.
* A landlocked country in southeast Africa that was formerly known as Nyasaland. It is bordered by Zambia to the northwest, Tanzania to the northeast, and Mozambique on the east, south and west. The country is separated from Tanzania and Mozambique by Lake Malawi. Its size is over 118,000 km2 (45,560 sq mi).