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June 9, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) – The U.S. Department of Defense announced last week that it will keep a policy enacted under President Donald Trump banning LGBT “pride” flags at U.S. military bases.
“After some careful consideration, the department will maintain the existing policy from July of 2020 regarding the display or depiction of unofficial flags,” department spokesman John Kirby said Friday. “There won’t be an exception made this month for the Pride flag.”
Guidance on flags authorized last year by then-Defense Secretary Mark Esper was meant to prohibit the Confederate flag, though it also applies to other symbols, including homosexual “pride” flags.
The Pentagon will maintain the Trump-era policy due to “concern about other challenges,” Kirby said. The move was not intended to reflect “any lack of respect or admiration” for “the LGBTQ+ community,” he assured the press.
The Biden Administration has incredibly given permission to U.S. embassies to fly the Black Lives Matter (BLM) flag alongside the American flag for the rest of the year.
This order is an outrageous and insulting affront to American identity and sovereignty, and must be rescinded immediately!
Please SIGN this petition to demand that U.S. embassies around the world fly the American flag ONLY!
According to a leaked memo, quoted below and published by Human Events News on Monday, U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken urged embassies to push Black Lives Matter messaging and authorized them to "hang BLM flags" "for calendar year 2021."
"As outlined below, Chiefs of Mission may decide to hang BLM flags, as appropriate and depending on local context. This cable constitutes a blanket written authorization for calendar year 2021 from the Under Secretary for Management (M) to display the BLM flag on the external-facing flagpole to any Chiefs of Mission."
"The Department supports the use of the term ‘Black Lives Matter’ in messaging content, speeches, and other diplomatic engagements with foreign audiences to advance racial equity and access to justice on May 25 and beyond. We encourage posts to focus on the need to eliminate systemic racism and its continued impact."
Of course, eliminating racism is a positive thing, but NOT by promoting the Black Lives Matter organization or movement which have been linked to the following radical actions and ideas:
- Violent protests and the general destabilization of our society
- Defunding of our police departments
- The overthrow of the nuclear family
- Perpetual marxist revolution
Only a miniscule proportion of the American population supports the radical ideology and actions of the BLM organization and movement. In fact, polling shows that a strong majority of Americans believe that "All Lives Matter," rather than just the lives of just one race of Americans.
The Biden Administration's promotion of this Leftist symbolism and ideology is both dangerous and deliberately misleading.
And, it is the worst kind of virtue signaling, as the message being sent to the rest of the world is: "Get on board with the radical, marxist and revolutionary ideology of the BLM organization and movement if you want a favorable response from the United States government."
This kind of cultural imperialism and coercion is downright insulting to our allies and partners abroad.
But, it also demonstrates how the current U.S. administration is beholden to the radical leftist element of the Democratic Party -- which is downright insulting to most average Americans.
Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition demanding that the U.S. Department of State rescind permission to fly the BLM flag at U.S. embassies around the world.
Then, please CONTACT the Department of State by email or by telephone, to politely, but firmly, demand that only the U.S. flag, and not the BLM flag, be flown at U.S. diplomatic installations.
The State Department may be contacted by email at this webpage: https://register.state.gov/contactus/contactusform
The Office of the Secretary of State may be contacted at this telephone number: 202-647-4000
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
'US embassies around the world fly Black Lives Matter flags with Biden’s backing' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/us-embassies-fly-black-lives-matter-flags-around-the-world-with-bidens-backing
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The Biden administration’s State Department, by contrast, employs much looser guidance, with U.S. embassies hoisting the “pride” flag across the world this month, including at the Holy See, with approval from Secretary of State Anthony Blinken.
Blinken also has granted embassies “blanket written authorization for calendar 2021” to fly the “Black Lives Matter” flag, as several have done already.
It remains unclear whether Joe Biden will challenge the Defense Department’s decision. While a candidate for president, Biden promised that he would allow “pride” flags at military facilities. “Banning the LGBTQ Pride flag — the very symbol of diversity and inclusion — is undeniably wrong,” he said last July. “The Pentagon should ensure it is authorized, or as President, I will.”