Different U.N. agencies and left-wing countries have long vied for special protections for homosexuals and those intent on blurring the line between genders. Stefano Gennarini, who represents the Center for Family & Human Rights (C-Fam) at U.N. headquarters in New York and researches and writes on international law and policy for C-Fam, tells about one of the latest moves in that direction.
"The U.N. General Assembly has been sitting on a draft treaty on crimes against humanity for the last three years which has the potential to be used all around the world to prosecute Christians and other religious conservatives who may express any religious or political objection to the homosexual and trans agenda," he details.
In 1999, the Rome Statute that founded the International Criminal Court defined crimes against humanity as including crimes against gender. But Gennarini points out that gender was rightly and clearly defined in the treaty as "the two sexes, male and female," based on biology.
"The rationale that was given for abandoning the definition of gender in the report of the International Law Commission was specifically that the meaning of gender has evolved and that we should adopt and understand gender to be a social construct and something that actually evolves over time," the author continues.
Delegations are currently negotiating a resolution to decide the fate of the treaty. A decision on the way forward is expected before Thanksgiving.
If the new treaty is submitted and approved, it could be used, for example, against a pastor for preaching against homosexuality and/or against mothers and fathers who fight against LGBTQ+ propaganda in their kids' schools.