Iraq remains a hotbed of violence in the wake of Barack Obama’s decision to remove American troops from the nation. Even as unrest consumes much of the region, however, Secretary of State John Kerry seems more concerned with ensuring sexual minorities are being promoted to prominent ambassadorships.
Days after Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor defended the role of affirmative action in advancing individuals based on skin color, Kerry asserted his intention to make sure ambassadors will be nominated according to their corresponding sexual proclivity.
He made the comments during an event hosted by the Department of State and attended by members of GLIFAA – an organization once known formally as Gays and Lesbians in Foreign Affairs Agencies.
After celebrating the Obama administration’s record of pandering to sexual deviants, Kerry touted the nomination of a man expected to become America’s sixth gay ambassador – and the first to serve in Asia.
He then asserted that the inclusion of gay men is not enough.
“I’m working hard to ensure that by the end of my tenure, we will have lesbian, bisexual, and transgender ambassadors in our ranks as well,” he declared.
Kerry segued into celebrating Robyn McCutcheon’s decision to “come out” as transgender while employed as a Foreign Service officer.
“In the end,” he alleged, “she won the hearts of the Ambassador, her career Foreign Service colleagues, Civil Service colleagues, and the local staff; and she actually made Embassy Bucharest a model of acceptance.”
While insisting he will make a special effort to seek out candidates based on their sexual desires, Kerry contradictorily lauded those who refuse to take such characteristics into consideration.
“And the wonderful thing about this is nobody looks at these folks when they’re out there and says, ‘Wow, that’s a great LGBT diplomat,’” he said. “They look at them and say, ‘Those are great diplomats.’”
Kerry went on to address the social customs that make service by sexual minorities difficult.
He concluded that the State Department has “instructed our human rights and health officers to raise transgender issues in their host countries, and we have encouraged our public affairs officers to include the needs of transgender groups in their programming,” confirming a commitment to confront cultural conventions in nations around the world.
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