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(LifeSiteNews) — Since arriving in the White House, Joe Biden has picked up where Barack Obama left off, making promotion of abortion and the LGBT agenda abroad a fundamental cornerstone of his administration’s foreign policy.

There is, of course, the flying of rainbow flags on American embassies—including the embassy to the Holy See (staff at the embassy in Kabul stuck to posting an image to Twitter a couple of months prior to fleeing before the Taliban). But a key aspect of this promotional strategy is using American taxpayer dollars to fund LGBT groups around the world.

According to the Washington Free Beacon, the latest example of this is the Portuguese international film festival Queer Lisboa, which according to a State Department spokeswoman received $10,000 from the Biden Administration as part of their initiative to “support LGBTQ+ and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility efforts.”

The festival, the Beacon noted, “included P.S. Burn This Letter Please, a documentary about drag culture in post-war New York City, Saint-Narcisse, a film about incestuous twins, and Minyan, a movie about a 17-year-old Jewish boy who leaves his parents to explore New York City’s gay scene and eventually has sex with an adult bartender.”

In other words, the festival was more or less like the Oscars.

Queer Lisboa is only one of several initiatives designed to mainstream the LGBT agenda. According to the Free Beacon, early this year the State Department

funded the ‘first gender and sexuality library in Lebanon,’ provided diversity and inclusion consulting to Latin American police forces, and hosted a transgender recognition webinar in Norway, according to an interagency report. The department said locals sometimes pushed back against LGBT promotion, perceiving it as ‘Western,’ ‘imported,’ or ‘against cultural or religious values.’

That, of course, is the point. U.S. embassy officials in Portugal noted that their funding of the queer festival was part of promoting Biden’s “Memorandum on Advancing the Human Rights of LGBTQI+ Persons Around the World.”

Specifically, the funding of queer festivals and other such events is commissioned under Section 3 of the Memorandum, which notes that one prong of the international Biden strategy would be:

Foreign Assistance to Protect Human Rights and Advance Nondiscrimination. Agencies involved with foreign aid, assistance, and development programs shall expand their ongoing efforts to ensure regular Federal Government engagement with governments, citizens, civil society, and the private sector to promote respect for the human rights of LGBTQI+ persons and combat discrimination. Agencies involved with foreign aid, assistance, and development programs should consider the impact of programs funded by the Federal Government on human rights, including the rights of LGBTQI+ persons, when making funding decisions, as appropriate and consistent with applicable law.

If you haven’t read the Memorandum, it’s worth doing so. It is an incredibly radical document that essentially puts the U.S. Government at the disposal of international LGBT activists—and stays so explicitly:

The United States belongs at the forefront of this struggle — speaking out and standing strong for our most dearly held values. It shall be the policy of the United States to pursue an end to violence and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or sex characteristics, and to lead by the power of our example in the cause of advancing the human rights of LGBTQI+ persons around the world.

That does not simply mean advocating for persecuted or endangered people; it means redefining marriage around the world; pushing gender ideology in traditional societies; advocating for sex changes and puberty blockers for the young; insisting that traditional countries change their laws to align with the values of the LGBT movement.

It also involves characterizing the Christian view of sexuality as hateful and worthy of suppression. As bad as it is to discover that Biden is using your tax dollars to fund a film festival depicting incest, drag queens, and pedophilia, you should know that he’s doing a lot worse than that.

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Jonathon Van Maren is a public speaker, writer, and pro-life activist. His commentary has been translated into more than eight languages and published widely online as well as print newspapers such as the Jewish Independent, the National Post, the Hamilton Spectator and others. He has received an award for combating anti-Semitism in print from the Jewish organization B’nai Brith. His commentary has been featured on CTV Primetime, Global News, EWTN, and the CBC as well as dozens of radio stations and news outlets in Canada and the United States.

He speaks on a wide variety of cultural topics across North America at universities, high schools, churches, and other functions. Some of these topics include abortion, pornography, the Sexual Revolution, and euthanasia. Jonathon holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in history from Simon Fraser University, and is the communications director for the Canadian Centre for Bio-Ethical Reform.

Jonathon’s first book, The Culture War, was released in 2016.