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In This Issue:
   President’s Message:
      Join Us in Protesting Efforts at
            the UN to Sexualize Children!

   News Items of Interest
      Human Sexuality
      General Interest
      Opinion and Analysis
            Worth Noting

September 30, 2013


Join Us in Protesting Efforts at the UN
to Sexualize Children!

Dear #Salutation#,

Family Watch had a team in Geneva, Switzerland for the past two weeks at the UN Human Rights Council.  We were glad we decided to attend because upon arriving, we discovered one of the most outrageous attacks on children we have yet seen.

During this session, sexual rights activists reached a new low in their agenda to sexualize and corrupt even the youngest of children.

In a resolution supposedly intended to prevent the premature deaths of “children under five,” the resolution sponsors (Ireland, Botswana, Mongolia, Austria, and Uruguay) tried to get unsuspecting countries to endorse highly controversial “Comments #14 and #15” of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (hereafter the CRC Committee).

“Comments” are issued by the UN treaty monitoring committees that periodically review implementation of international treaties, and these committees are notorious for trying to expand the clear intent of the treaties in very detrimental ways.  For those who want more details on how this insidious process works at the UN, see our summary below of the 12-step process that we have seen them use to advance sexual rights.

Comment 15 of this notorious CRC Committee outrageously asserts that the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child grants children the right to:

  • “confidential counselling and advice without parental or legal guardian consent

  • “sexual and reproductive freedom”

  • “safe abortion”

  • sexual education, reproductive health services and medical treatment “without the permission of a parent, caregiver or guardian

  • rights related to “sexual orientation” and “gender identity”

Comment 14 also states that a child has a right to preserve their identity and that this identity can include their sexual orientation.

This gross and deliberate misinterpretation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the accompanying stealth attempt to get UN member countries to unknowingly advance sexual rights for the youngest of children should not only be opposed, but these comments should also be publicly denounced by all responsible countries in the world.

Remember the context of the resolution under negotiation at the HRC where they were trying to get these comments endorsed was to prevent the deaths of children under age five!

Click here to sign a letter that we are sending to all 192 UN member countries asking them to protect children by denouncing Comments 14 and 15 of the Committee on the Rights of the Child and refusing to endorse them in any future UN documents.

Many of the sane diplomats in Geneva were simply dumbfounded by this blatant assault on the health and innocence of children under five.

Most of them had no idea that Comments 14 and 15 contained such harmful provisions for children, and they thanked us for bringing this to their governments’ attention, and many of them spoke out against the Comments during the negotiations.

And while we are pleased to announce that in this particular resolution these Comments were removed when outraged delegates opposed them, we are certain we have not heard the last of them, and they will be referenced in other UN reports and documents unless we stop this madness.

In fact, Comment 15 has already been endorsed by the World Health Organization in their report on how to prevent the deaths of children under five.

We will keep you apprised of any further developments regarding attempts to advance these “Comments” and call upon all of our members and subscribers to contact your UN missions, parliaments, congresses, foreign ministers, etc. Ask them to instruct their UN missions to oppose Comments 14 and 15 of the CRC Committee as they serve to sexualize children.

Sharon Slater
Sharon Slater
Family Watch International

P. S. We also would draw your attention to a revealing report written by our colleague Pat Buckley on a UN event we attended during this Human Rights Council session calling for the decriminalization of abortion worldwide.  As I listened to the speakers say over and over again that the only way to make abortion safe is to decriminalize it, I wondered what part of killing a baby does anyone think is safe?  The glaring lack of acknowledgement that abortion always kills a baby and the omission of any data showing the multiple health risks to women from abortion at the UN always astounds me.    


The 12-Step UN Program to Advance Sexual Rights.

While UN Committee “Comments” like Comments 14 and 15 of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child are not legally binding, the strategy used by “progressive” developed countries to give fictitious sexual rights legal weight is brilliant and usually very consistent.  Here is what they usually do and what they tried to do with the recent resolution in Geneva.

Step 1. Collaborate with a UN committee, agency or expert to produce a document, resolution, report, or comment purporting to solve a serious world problem.

Step 2. Give the document a nice-sounding name so that other nations will look bad if they oppose it.  (In this case the document was called “General comment No. 15 (2013) on the right of the child to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health (art. 24)” issued by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.) 

Step 3. Make sure the document has multiple pages so that most busy diplomats, especially those from developing countries who don’t have multiple colleagues to share their workload, will likely not have time to read the whole thing.

Step. 4. Fill it with good provisions that most nations agree and sprinkle it with controversial “sexual rights” couched in the most deceptive/euphemistic language possible.

Step 5. Make sure the fictitious sexual rights are positioned as essential elements to a “rights-based approach” to solving the serious world problem.  Position everything in your sexual agenda as a “human right.”

Step 6. Make up your own data and facts and repeat them over and over again until people believe them (i.e., 8.5 million women have complications due to “illegal” abortion every year, therefore we have to legalize abortion as human right.  This figure was given at the side event at this session of the Human Rights Council at an event pushing for the decriminalization of abortion).

Step 7. To make your cause popular, organize a side event at the UN promoting the “rights-based approach” to solving the world problem you are addressing while downplaying or concealing the controversial sexual “rights” you plan to propose as the solution.

Step 8. Introduce an important-sounding resolution to solve the world problem to be negotiated by Member States, co-sponsored by one or two like-minded countries who are in on the plan.  (In this case the resolution was entitled, “Preventable mortality and morbidity of children under five as a human rights concern.”

Step 9. Recruit a strategic, unsuspecting developing country or two to co-sponsor your resolution (with the hidden sexual rights) to show cross-regional support for it. Make these developing countries out to be heroes for taking on this serious world problem.

Step 10. Insert a reference in the draft resolution to be negotiated endorsing the nice-sounding document created as per above (in this instance Comments 14 and 15 from the CRC Committee). If nations catch on to your plan and realize the controversial elements in the document you are  trying to get them to endorse, convince them to focus on all the positive elements in it that will be lost if it is not endorsed.  Make them feel responsible for the world problem not being solved if they do not go along with your plan.  (In this case make it appear they do not support preventing the death of children under 5.)

Step 11. If all else fails bribe or blackmail developing countries with threats to pull financial aid if they do not go along with the plan.

Step 12. Once your document establishing controversial sexual rights as legitimate rights essential to solving a world problem has been endorsed by UN Member States, take this to the national level.  Go into developing countries and convince their courts that all nations are under obligation to change their law to advance the specified sexual rights because they were endorsed in a UN resolution or document.  During UN country review processes (Universal Periodic Reviews) call these countries to account if they do not change their laws to advance these sexual rights.

And this is how it is done.



News Items of Interest


Potential New Contraceptive Pill Could be Taken a Month After Sex.  Some women are urging drug companies to develop a version of the pill that would disrupt a pregnancy up to a month after fertilization.  Opponents claim such a pill would not be a contraceptive that would prevent pregnancy, but rather an abortifacient that would end the life of a fetus that may have already developed organs and limbs.  Read more here.

Human Sexuality

Book on Matthew Shepard Explodes Gay Movement’s False Narrative of His Murder. For nearly 15 years it has been widely reported that the vicious murder of Matthew Shepard years ago was an anti-homosexual hate crime, or a robbery gone bad.  But a new book claims that Shepard’s killer was someone he knew and with whom he was sexually involved.  Read more here.

Homosexuals Discriminating Against “Ex-Gays.”  The same activists who claimed for years that homosexual and lesbian individuals were discriminated against are now leveling the same treatment against those who have left the homosexual lifestyle and claim to be “ex-gay.”  Evidence includes the ban against therapy for individuals who experience unwanted same-sex attraction.  Read more here.

Fox Sports Football Announcer Fired Over Comments on Homosexuality.  Craig James resigned from another network in 2011 to run for the U.S. Senate.  During the campaign James took a strong stance against same-sex marriage.  Now he has been let go from his position for his statements.  Read more here.

Homosexual Rights Activists Force Bakery to Close Down.  Aaron and Melissa Klein, owners of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, refused to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple because of their religious beliefs.  Due to relentless harassment by homosexual rights activists, the couple has been forced to shut down their bakery.  Read more here.

Obama Meets with Russian Homosexual Rights Activists.  The White House sought out the activists for the meeting following the G20 Summit in St. Petersburg, Russia as a way of signaling disapproval of a recently enacted law in Russia prohibiting anyone from exposing minors to homosexual information.  Obama told the activists he was proud of them.  Read more here.

Almost All HIV Cases Among Young Males in U.S. Attributable to Homosexual Behavior.  The Centers For Disease Control in its latest survey found that “In 2009, 91% of adolescent males and 89% of young  adult males had diagnosed infections that were attributed to male-to-male sexual contact.”  Read the report here.

U.S. Centers for Disease Control Estimates Men Who Have Sex with Men at Two Percent.  In a recently released Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the CDC also indicated that men accounted for 80 percent of all new HIV infections in 2010 and that 78 percent of those were among men who have sex with men (MSM).  The CDC researchers stated that estimates by Alfred Kinsey that 10 percent of U.S. men are homosexual or bisexual were wrong.  Read more here.

California Bill to Punish Boy Scouts Stalls.  The bill would have eliminated the tax-exempt status of groups like the Boy Scouts of America that do not allow homosexual members.  The bill would have only affected state taxes.  Read more here.

Author Claims There’s Nothing Wrong with a Little ‘Mild Pedophilia’.  Author Richard Dawkins claims that he experienced sexual abuse as a child and that it caused no lasting damage.  He admitted that there were varying levels of pedophilia, and that cases involving rape and murder were worse than other cases of abuse.  Read more here.


Four States Bar Same-sex Military Spouses from Benefits.  In what some are calling open defiance of Pentagon regulations, Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Mississippi are requiring same-sex spouses to apply for services at federal military bases, rather than state military installations.  The Department of Defense recently allowed full family benefits to all legally married service members and seven-day leaves for any homosexual members and their partners who must travel to one of 13 states that allow same-sex weddings.  Read more here.

Study Finds Cohabiting Mothers More Financially Vulnerable.  The study done by researchers at the University of Virginia found that compared to non-cohabiting single mothers, cohabiting mothers in that state were more likely to be poor by federal standards.  Read more here.

Study Finds Marriage Improves Cancer Survival.  The study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology found that married people with cancer were 20 percent less likely to die from their disease, compared to people who are separated, divorced, widowed or never married.  Read more here.

U.S. Remarriage Rates Dropping.  A new analysis of federal data show the USA’s remarriage rate has dropped 40 percent over the past 20 years.  The analysis was done by the National Center for Family & Marriage Research at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio.  Read more here.

New Bill Would Protect Groups that are Against Same-sex Marriage.  The proposal introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives would protect religious institutions and other nonprofit groups from discrimination by the Internal Revenue Service.  Read more here.

New Jersey Judge Orders Homosexual Marriage.  A state judge has ruled that the state’s prohibition on allowing same-sex couples to marry is unconstitutional.  She cited the recent extension of federal benefits as a major justification.  The ruling will take effect October 21st to give the state time to implement it or to appeal.  Gov. Christie has said he will appeal the ruling.  Read more here.

General Interest

Number of Dutch Euthanized Rises by 13 Percent.  Euthanasia has been legal in the Netherlands since 2002.  The rise may be due to the recent introduction of mobile euthanasia units that allow patients to receive a lethal injection if the request was refused by a family doctor.  Read more here.

British Study Finds Porn Addiction Affects Brain Like Drugs, Alcohol. The study by researchers at Cambridge University found that the brain patterns of pornography addicts were very similar to those of individuals who are addicted to alcohol and drugs, showing that it is a similar and real addiction.  Read more here.

UN Agency Scolded for Interfering in UN Negotiations.  The Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute reports that the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) was charged by Bangladeshi diplomats and ministers with meddling in their affairs and rigging an international conference.  UNFPA instructed the Bangladesh delegation how to vote and what to say at a recent conference in Bangkok.  Read more here.

Opinion and Analysis Worth Noting

In his commentary, “Since When did Abortion Trump the Rule of Law?” Peter Smith notes the widespread flaunting of British law prohibiting sex-selective abortion and why the law enforcement officials are wrong when they claim that enforcement of the law is not in the public interest.  Read his column here.

Marriage scholar Sherif Girgis explains “The Core Meaning of Marriage” in an outstanding lecture at Australia’s Campion College.  View it here.

In an interview in National Journal, Christina Hoff Sommers, author of The War Against Boys: How Misguided Policies Are Harming Our Young Men, explains that the massive neglect amounts to a war on boys and young men.  Read more here.

Heritage Foundation Scholar Ryan Anderson examines “The Social Costs of Abandoning the Meaning of Marriage“ in this Heritage policy brief.  Read it here.


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