Texas Gov. Abbott To UN: ‘Go Pound Sand’

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) has let it be known how he feels about being scolded by the United Nations (U.N.) and its ilk over its LGBT laws. Speaking on X, he said words to the effect of: ”None of your business.“

Gov. Abbott had responded in the same manner to the U.N. in 2021 when Secretary-General António Guterres suggested the Lone Star State reduce its oil and gas production.

Several LGBT advocacy groups wrote a letter copied to more than a dozen United Nations personnel objecting to “anti-LGBT” legislation passed by Texas during the 2023 legislative session.

The letter stated: “Put together, the bills are a systemic attack on the fundamental rights, dignities, and identities of LGBTQIA+ persons that opens the gates for discrimination by both public and private actors.”

The co-authors of the letter include: Equality Texas, GLAAD, the Human Rights Campaign, the ACLU of Texas and The University of Texas at Austin School of Law’s Human Rights Clinic.

Their grievances are with new Texas laws that counter several nationwide LGBT trends deemed alarming by conservatives. One law limits males from participating in female school sports. Another prohibits “gender-affirming care” for minors.

Additionally, the letter called out Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) for several matters. One was his opinion that “gender-affirming care” for minors is child abuse. Another was his exhorting state authorities to investigate parents of transitioning children for possible abuse.

The letter urges the U.N. to pressure for the repeal of the new Texas laws. Indeed, a U.N. committee back in December expressed concern at state-level LGBT laws in the United States.

Rather than a “systematic attack” on LGBT people, the Texas governor and his like-minded colleagues in the legislature may have been responding in a commonsense manner to shocking and extremist trends in other states. Lone Star State conservatives may simply want to send the message that blue-state LGBT dystopia has no place in Texas.

No one from the United Nations has yet addressed new legislation in Michigan that criminalizes “misgendering” — and whether this is a clear violation of free speech. Nor has the globalist authority commented on the many injuries suffered by women forced to compete against biological males in school sports.

Perhaps Attorney General Paxton is investigating parents of “transitioning” children in response to the disturbing trend of parents forcing their kids to do so, as in the publicized case of Megan Fox. The eccentric actress claims she knew her children needed to be transitioned “in the womb.”

Texas may be reacting to an “LGBT distortion” trend sweeping the nation’s courts and lawmakers. The edict from “on high” seems to be appeasement of LGBT hedonism — regardless of how ghastly and repulsive to basic human dignity and how contrary to individual rights LGBT demands may be.