By Piero A Tozzi, Christian Post

In a major foreign policy address last December in Geneva before United Nations delegates, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton identified “deeply-held … religious beliefs” as among “the obstacles standing in the way of protecting the human rights of LGBT [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender] people.” Criticizing those who “cite religious or cultural values” to oppose “LGBT” rights, she then made a doctrinal point: if properly understood, “religious traditions” actually support the progressive march of “human rights” and sanction homosexual behavior.

Clinton’s remarks followed an executive order making “combating criminalization of LGBT status or conduct” by foreign governments “central” to U.S. foreign policy.

Harnessing a “good religion vs. bad” theme to advance divisive social policy strikes a favored administration chord. Just as the White House has promoted ObamaCare’s abortion pill/contraception mandate by using “Catholic” spokesmen such as Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Vice President Joe Biden to blunt Church disapproval, the Obama administration speaks in religious language to advance its global social policy objectives while marginalizing faith-based opposition.

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