Did President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton send a “gay” ambassador to Muslim-majority Libya, where homosexual behavior is a crime punishable by imprisonment?
Believing the “Arab Spring” countries would be encouraged to embrace democracy through left-leaning diplomats dedicated to understanding and dialoguing with Muslim communities, did a State Department under Secretary Clinton that refused to establish rules of engagement providing embassy personnel Marine Corps protection take the additional risk of placing a “gay” ambassador in Muslim countries?
The question comes amid claims in the diplomatic community that J. Christopher Stevens — the U.S. ambassador to Libya brutally murdered on the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks — was homosexual.
The question is worth serious exploration, even if Stevens’ sexuality cannot be determined with certainty, because U.S. government Foreign Service agencies are actively recruiting from the homosexual community for diplomatic assignments overseas, including in the Middle East. The recruitment derives from a larger policy decision Obama and Clinton have made to confront discrimination against homosexuals globally, even in Muslim countries.
Meanwhile, the Obama administration insists on attributing the deadly attack in Libya and the violent protests throughout the Muslim world as solely a reaction to a 14-minute movie trailer posted on the Internet, without acknowledging that the movie, “Innocence of Muslims,” depicts the Islamic prophet, Muhammad, as a pedophile and a homosexual.
Was Stevens “gay”?
A Washington Post obituary noted Stevens never married and had no children.
On a homosexual-rights blog called The New Civil Rights Movement, Jean Ann Esselink, who describes herself as “a straight friend to the gay community,” explored rumors Stevens was “gay.” She said she had heard the rumors and thought that, if true, Stevens’ story would make a good feature for the website.
She concluded: “But the truth is, I cannot tell you if Chris was gay. I can only tell you that he was a 52-year-old man without wife or child, at least one he claimed in public.”
Esselink noted the phone call Clinton made to inform his next of kin of his death went to his sister, a Seattle doctor.
“I could not find a single statement made by Chris himself, about any LGBT issue,” Esselink wrote. “Upon reflection, I suspect it is the kind of briar patch topic that Foreign Service officials avoid.”
However, Kevin DuJan, the openly homosexual founder of HillBuzz.org, told WND he spoke with two sources in Chicago diplomatic circles who said Stevens was homosexual. He also pointed to Facebook postings by Stevens’ roommate at the University of California at Berkeley, Austin Tichenor, who directed Stevens in musical productions in the 1980s.