“This is typical of the devious UN bureaucracy,” said Ruth Institute president Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, PhD., commenting on a recent report by the UN Secretary-General which seeks criminal penalties for those who criticise gender ideology.

“First they have an ‘independent expert,’ who’s neither independent nor an expert, produce a report that contains their talking points,” Morse explained.

“Then they forward this document to the General Assembly. Whether or not it takes any action on the report, activists can use it to give their ideology what seems to be a stamp of approval to impress the credulous.

“In this case, the ‘expert’ is Victor Madrigal-Borloz, who produced a report warning of ‘backlash’ against what he calls the human rights advances achieved by LGBTQ groups. He claims said backlash is produced by ‘ultra-conservative political leaders and religious groups’ (including the Catholic Church) promoting bigotry by dehumanizing these people.

A “Crisis Atmosphere” to Criminalise Speech

“Madrigal-Borloz wants to create a crisis atmosphere by warning of an impending upsurge of violence caused by these reactionary elements,” Morse charged. “Then he calls on UN member states to criminalize speech that opposes the gender ideology.

“In all likelihood, the General Assembly will ignore this latest in a long line of reports seeking to legitimize gender dogma,” Morse predicted.

“The United Nations has never recognized the transgender ideology. A majority of its members do not allow same-sex marriage.

“Even so, there’s now what can be passed off as an official UN document, which activists can cite to advance their cause.”

Madrigal-Borloz produced a similar report last year calling on countries to criminalise talk therapy for those with unwanted same-sex attraction. In the current report, he warns of the “exclusionary narratives” of U.S. groups that seek to keep “trans” boys from playing girls’ sports.

His report claims that “anti-gender” groups in America raised $6.2 billion between 2008 and 2013, of which $1 billion went to their overseas counterparts.

Family Groups: A Sinister Assault on Diversity

Morse commented:

“These are the years when the debate over same-sex marriage raged in the United States. So it’s to be expected that opponents of this radical break with normative morality would raise and spend money to defeat it.”

But the resources of organizations like the Ruth Institute are insignificant next to the spending of LGBTQ groups and their allies, including almost the entire media and much of corporate America.

However, for Madrigal-Borloz, that’s defenders of human rights trying to advance the cause of tolerance and understanding. Whereas the expenditures by proponents of family values become a sinister assault on diversity.

Morse concluded:

“These reports are a smokescreen for advancing the gender ideology. They only represent the views of the authors and the bureaucrats who commission them.”


Originally published by the Ruth Institute.