Another reason I hate religion?
It's too often too much about hate. (I added the links.)
The newly-installed president of the United Nations, Ali Abdussalam Treki, has said that homosexuality is "not really acceptable".
Treki, who is the Libyan secretary of African Union Affairs, opened the 64th session of the United Nations General Assembly Friday with a press conference.
One question concerned the UN resolution which calls for the universal (de)criminalisation of homosexuality.
In reply, Treki said: "That matter is very sensitive, very touchy. As a Muslim, I am not in favour of it . . . it is not accepted by the majority of countries. My opinion is not in favour of this matter at all. I think it's not really acceptable by our religion, our tradition.
“It is not acceptable in the majority of the world. And there are some countries that allow that, thinking it is a kind of democracy . . . I think it is not,” he added.
Way to get started in the job, especially after a lot of blah-blah about human rights.
I guess we can't expect a whole lot of universal hand-holding and singing of Kumbaya from this guy.
Not that I'd want to hold his hand. Feh.
And we're still waiting for the UN to get its act together on women's rights which, the consensus among intelligent and civilized people is, would lead to changes that would make the world a better place.
OOPSY DATE: I quoted from a link with a major typo which I missed. It's fixed now.
Of course, the UN resolution is the Declaration for the Universal Decriminalisation of Homosexuality, made official on December 19, 2008.
(Thanks to CatBoreal and JB in the comments for that catch.)