Obama's 'Development' Agency Funding 'Gay Rights' Leftists in Latin America

The Agency for International Development was created to provide “economic, development and humanitarian assistance around the world in support of the foreign policy goals of the United States.” Under the Obama administration, that means spreading “gay rights” activism with our tax dollars. Now that's really separating church and state.

The gay Washington Blade newspaper carried the front-page headline "U.S. Promoting LGBT Rights Abroad." Reporter Michael Lavers touted “The first training as part of a USAID-backed public-private partnership designed to promote LGBT rights around the world” would happen in Colombia May 30 to June 2.

The program, which was coordinated by the Gay and Lesbian Victory Institute and the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice, was the first to take place as part of the USAID-backed "LGBT Global Development Partnership" that will contribute $11 million over the next four years to advocacy groups in neighboring Ecuador and other developing countries.

This isn't entirely new. AID was funding gay activists in Obama's first term:

USAID in 2009 began to work with the Colombian National Police on how to more effectively engage the country’s LGBT advocacy organizations. Law enforcement personnel from Colombia, Sweden and the United Kingdom took part in a 2010 seminar the agency and the Swedish Embassy co-sponsored on how police can better interact with LGBT Colombians.

Colombia Diversa and the Santamaría Fundación has also received USAID grants and other support to expand their efforts to document anti-LGBT violence and work with authorities to better prosecute the perpetrators.

But this isn't just an anti-violence initiative. It's a libertine-left political campaign, subsidized to defeat orthodox Christians. If the U.S. government funded missionaries for Jesus in Latin America, the liberal establishment would have a fit. When they run Washington, they send evangelists for "gay and lesbian victory."

Tim Graham
Tim Graham
Tim Graham is Executive Editor of NewsBusters and is the Media Research Center’s Director of Media Analysis