The last few days have been spectacularly craptastic. Obama got things started by choosing a bigot help him kick off his ‘inclusive’ administration.
Not to be outdone, the Bush administration decided to shield medical workers who refuse to do their job if their would-be patient offends them “ethically, morally or religiously”.
Bringing up the rear is the UN delegation which refused to sign a anti-discrimination resolution calling for the decriminalization of homosexuality.
Co-sponsored by France and the Netherlands, the declaration was signed by all 27 European Union members, as well as Japan, Australia, Mexico and three dozen other countries.
There was broad opposition from Muslim nations, and the United States refused to sign, indicating that some parts of the declaration raised legal questions that needed further review.
“It’s disappointing,” said Rama Yade, France’s human rights minister, of the U.S. position — which she described as in contradiction with America’s long tradition as a defender of human rights.
Disappointing? I guess so – if you think America defines “human” as, well, human not “male humans, preferably white, preferably Christian & most definitely not gay”.