Only a right-wing religious fanatic could ever see a direct correlation between the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty gay rights and abortion.
Alan Keyes, the man who lost the 2004 Chicago senate election to Barack Obama (which he has been throwing a tantrum over ever since), began by deriding the treaty as a push to stifle the gun rights, classify “people who support the Second Amendment” as “prospective terrorists” and provide “a pretext for suppressing the constitutional rights of people.”
“Can they figure out a way to reconcile their desire to give arms to Islamic extremists with their equally intense desire to disarm law-abiding American citizens?” asked Keyes. “The problem is that these days, what constitutes human rights abuses, terrorism, and violations of humanitarian law is very much in the eye of the propagandist.”
Back in reality, the Arms Trade Treaty only applies to cross-border transfers, meaning gun sales remaining within the U.S. would be completely unaffected. But this very simple fact has not prevented Keyes, like many other lunatics on his far-end of the political spectrum, from insisting otherwise.
LGBT rights and abortion enter into the discussion because, according to Keyes, that’s where the Obama administration and the judiciary’s supposed crackdown on liberty began.
“These days, elitist faction judges cite human rights violations as they rape the parental authority of Christian parents who seek to raise their children to believe that homosexuality is wrong and sinful behavior,” said Keyes. “Pro-abortion officials are well-known for their attempts to prosecute pro-life demonstrators as criminals under provisions of law created to target organized crime.”
The former claim stems from Keyes’ complete inability to recognize that Christians are not being persecuted when they are prohibited from persecuting, while the latter apparently originates from a failure to understand that stalking, harassment and murder and not acceptable forms of “demonstration.”