Lean on anti-gay nations, Biden tells business leaders in Davos

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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden addresses the attendees during the Annual Meeting 2016 of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland January 20, 2016. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich - RTX239HZ

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden addresses the attendees during the Annual Meeting 2016 of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland January 20, 2016. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich - RTX239HZ

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There's no national cultural justification to discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, the U.S. vice president said emphatically.

  • schellekensr

    Not quite sure why an American vice president got the notion that he has the right to tell other countries how to act in this matter. There are plenty of nations who abhor abortion – which seems to be the major birth control method in the U.S.
    As a Catholic, Biden steps outside the bounds of his own religious teaching – in both issues.

  • Ban the countries from their citizens from entering the USA. That would make them change in a hurry. Also cut off any aid.

  • Abortion has gone down in the United States. Abortion is not the major method of birth control in the United States unless you consider the pill abortion. If you are Catholic you know religious law and government law are separate. I trust you are familiar with Paul so you know his teaching on LAW. Also Mr. Biden represents all people in the United States. If he is unable to separate his religious teachings from his elected job he should step down. He can so he stays. Many people are not sup[porters of abortion. However the law is the law. Also not sure why you are commenting on abortion..did I miss something in this article?

  • Where is abortion mentioned? I think you have your articles mixed up.

  • George Nixon Shuler

    The U.S. consistently tells other countries what to do; your assertions are both disingenuous and lack evidence. The Catholic Church teaches nothing advocating the denial of basic civil rights, though they did back during Inquisition Days.

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  • Martyn

    Why do religious people assert their beliefs as though the rest of the world follows them in their faith? Like most people who don’t follow a religion I really don’t care what the Bible, Q’uran or any other religious text says. To me it’s fairy tales. You start from a position that the reader believes getting drunk, gambling, premarital sex etc. is ‘sinful’, but if a person doesn’t subscribe to the moral code of an ancient and basic society what are you saying that’s of any use? The Bible propounds many things we would all abhor (kill your own children anyone? How about stoning? Or pro-slavery?), so why Corinthians 5 and 6 is of interest when there’s so much in it that is grim baffles me. By the way, there has been some great writing on ethics and morality in the last two hundred years. It’s a little more nuanced than ‘Thou shalt not…’

  • thor

    Joe Biden has no right to even try lead other countries to follow the wrong ways of USA, just as she violates all moral rights to force businesses or nations to be pro-LGBT. So sad ?