If you are part of an organization that disagrees with so-called “gender theory” or supports the natural family as the fundamental unit of a healthy society, beware. The United Nations gender police are coming for you.
In a recent call for input to a thematic report to be given at the UN, the Independent Expert on sexual orientation and gender identity (the “IE SOGI”) asked for states to specifically name any “actors” who argue against the concept of “gender identity.” More specifically, the current IE SOGI, Victor Madrigal-Borloz, asked,
“Have there been public expressions or statements by political and/or religious leaders that have led to indefinite extension, modification or suppression of actions, activities, projects, public policies or application of gender frameworks?”
“Who are main actors who argue that the defenders of human rights of LGBT individuals are furthering a so-called ‘gender ideology’? What are their main arguments? Have they been effective in regressing the human rights of LGBT individuals? Have their strategies directly or indirectly also impacted on the human rights of women and girls?”
U.S.-based research institution the Center for Family & Human Rights, which has monitored the UN debate surrounding family since 1997, has reported that the purpose of this call is likely to help the UN create a “Black List” of politicians, governments, religious leaders, NGOs, and others who oppose gender ideology and instead promote life and the natural family.
Such an interpretation seems plausible, unfortunately. Since his appointment as IE SOGI in 2017, Borloz has waged war against any international actors who promote the radical concept that biological sex is important or who dare to question the main tenets of “gender theory.” In a 2019 report to the UN General Assembly, Borloz warned:
“In its most ample conception, social inclusion requires urgent measures to dismantle the systems of repression that enforce the idea that diversity in sexual orientation and gender identity is somehow harmful to society” [emphasis added].
He has also called for an all-out international ban on so-called “conversion therapy“—meaning that people who struggle with unwanted same-sex attraction or sexual confusion won’t be able to find help aligning their mental state with their biological reality even if that’s what they want. The UN has made crystal clear that its agenda is to shut down all political, religious, and other leaders who oppose its message of gender fluidity, and to advocate for “the validity of a wide range of sexual orientations and gender identities.”
The concept of such a “Black List” should not be taken lightly, either. The most infamous such list, the Southern Poverty Law Center’s “hate map,” classifies groups like the IOF project World Congress of Families (which advocates globally for the natural family) with the likes of the KKK, the Black Panthers, and the Nation of Islam. Such lists are smear campaigns more than anything, a blatant attempt to crush the pro-family right, not by argument but by forced and false association. The problem is that good people then believe such lists, and slowly come to accept arguments simply by hearing them often enough rather than by thinking them through.
If we, the global pro-family right, want to protect the ability of men to be men, women to be women, and children to have a mother and a father, we must continue to fight against UN actions such as these, which clearly seek to identify, isolate, and destroy us.