San Salvador, El Salvador, Jul 7, 2011 / 10:08 am
The U.S. ambassador to El Salvador has violated rules of diplomacy and international laws by writing an article encouraging homosexual “rights,” according to a coalition of pro-life and pro-family groups in the country.
Speaking directly to Ambassador Mari Carmen Aponte, the coalition wrote, “(I)n clear violation of the rules of diplomacy and international rights laws, you intend to impose (a) new vision of foreign and bizarre values and intend to disguise (these) as ‘human rights.’” The statement was published July 6 in the local newspaper El Diario de Hoy.
The rebuke of the ambassador occurred after she called for the recognition of “lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights” in an article that appeared in the June 28 edition of La Prensa Grafica newspaper.
Aponte said that ensuring this change falls not only on the government but also on “each one of us.” She added that each generation had to bring their countries closer to equality and noted that progress would take time, but that the “diversity of the Americas” would be celebrated.