Not only will this weekend’s The World Congress of Families feature such speakers as Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute president Austin Ruse and Enrique Gomez Serrano of Family Network Mexico, the orgy of religious righteousness will also host America’s Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration: Ellen Sauerbrey (pictured, channeling Madeleine Crabb).
As a member of the Bush Administration, Sauerbrey’s presence has ruffled a few feathers. Liberal group Catholics for a Free Choice and nineteen European Parliamentarians sent Sauerbrey a letter in an effort to curb her politically-charged endorsement…
We urge you to withdraw from this conference because your participation provides an official U.S. government stamp of approval to extremist and intolerant views held by some participants and attendees. These extremist and intolerant views include prejudiced attitudes toward foreigners, people from other religions, homosexuals, and the inclusive vision of what represents a family unit that has been developed by the United Nations and the European Union.
Unfortunately Sauerbrey – who also appeared at 2004’s WCF – chose to ignore their pleas.
It’s also worth mentioning that the 69-year old conservative politico penned a piece asking the UN to push for family rights, but with “responsibility”:
My perception is that this prevailing vision at the U.N. is one that is based on rights, but rights without responsibility. Family, whatever you want it to be. Sexual freedom, anything goes.
Because an endorsing an unabashedly anti-gay conference screams “Responsible!”