June 12, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — New president, same “gay” and “trans” activism being promoted by the United States to the world. That’s the sentiment of millions of moral-minded people across the globe who are frustrated that America’s LGBTQ propaganda abroad has not ended with Obama’s presidency.
On June 7, the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See posted a pro-LGBTQ “pride month” item on its Facebook page. “June is LGBT Pride Month! Learn more about the origins here: https://goo.gl/1iFvCx,” it states, linking to a Library of Congress 2017 LGBT “pride month” web page that honors homosexual activist Frank Kameny.
It was Kameny who used to tell his pro-family critics in correspondence: “Gay is Good. Gay is Godly. You are neither.” The atheist homosexual activist and “gay” icon, who died in 2011, derided religious opponents of the LGBT agenda as “Christofascists.” He also said bestiality (sex with animals) “is OK as long as the animal doesn’t mind.”
“Bestiality is not my thing … But it seems to be a harmless foible or idiosyncrasy of some people. So, as long as the animal doesn’t mind (and the animal rarely does), I don’t mind, and I don’t see why anyone else should,” Kameny wrote to Americans For Truth in 2008.
As part of its “gay” celebration, the Library of Congress posted a controversial, pro-homosexual tweet from Orthodox Judaism convert Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter and a key adviser, who declared: ‘I am proud to support my LGBTQ friends and the LGBTQ Americans who have made immense contributions to our society and economy.”
Reactions to the U.S. Embassy to the Vatican Facebook post ranged from anger to extreme disappointment among Catholics who respect and follow the Church’s teaching that homosexual behavior is intrinsically disordered and not the basis for marriage or a proud self-identity.
“For years, liberals accused us of trying to impose our morals and religion on society,” said Allyson Smith, a Catholic pro-life and pro-family advocate in San Diego. “Now the U.S. through its global embassies is trying to impose a pro-sexual-perversion ideology on the rest of the world, including countries that do not agree.”
“You’d think that, with all the homosexual priesthood scandals, the Vatican would be especially vigilant about not allowing a ‘gay pride’ flag anywhere within its boundaries,” Smith told LifeSiteNews.
She wondered, “Who’s in charge in that Embassy?” and said that if she were at the Vatican, “I would tell the Ambassador to take down that mockery of God’s rainbow.”
“And why is the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See celebrating a gravely disordered sexual state? Does the U.S. Embassy to Israel host pig roasts?” said Cynthia Heimsoth in a Facebook comment responding to the Embassy's “LGBT” post that showed a huge “rainbow flag” being carried in a pride parade.
“Isn't Pride one of the 7 deadly sins???? Umm … ” said Margo Basso in another response.
“This seems an intentional affront to the Embassy's host, the Holy See and does seem like something that would be fully expected from the Obama administration, but very disappointing from the Donald J. Trump administration,” commented Jennifer Jordan Childress.
Childress noted that Louis Bono is temporarily in charge of the U.S. Embassy at the Vatican and said, “I thought the U.S. ambassador to the Holy See is supposed to be a faithful practicing Catholic American. I do not find info [on whether] Mr. Bono fits that description, but anyone who does sure OUGHT to know better!” (President Trump has chosen Callista Gingrich, wife of the former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, as Ambassador to the Holy See.)
Kurdistan gets American LGBTQ propanda
In a statement sent to Newsweek on Wednesday that was more nuanced than typical 'gay pride” proclamations, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said, “In recognition of LGBTI Month, the Department of State affirms its solidarity with the human rights defenders and civil society organizations working around the world to uphold the fundamental freedoms of LGBTI [Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex] persons to live with dignity and freedom.”
“It focused on reported state-directed violence against homosexuals in Chechnya, in the Russian Federation. The overwhelming majority of social conservatives in the West rightly distinguish between protecting all citizens from violence and celebrating “pride” in homosexuality, bisexuality, and gender rebellion — all of which offend people holding traditional moral and religious values in many nations.”
That was the case in Iraqi Kurdistan, where an MP objected to the American consulate in Erbil flying the homosexual-activist “rainbow flag” underneath the American flag.
Iraqi parliamentarian Habib al-Tarfi “has slammed the United States consulate in Erbil for raising the gay pride flag alongside the U.S. flag, saying the action was not suitable to take in an Islamic region,” Iraqi News reported.
Tarfi, an MP from the Iraqi holy province of Karbala, said it was “shameful” for the U.S. consulate “to raise the flag in ‘a religious Iraqi province and during the holy month of Ramadan,’ saying he ‘would have burned the consulate’ had it been at his constituency,” Iraqi News reported. “Tarfi urged the Kurdistan Region Government to take a stance regarding the incident.”
Similarly, in Jamaica, pro-family leaders are upset that even with President Trump in office, the homosexuality-bisexuality-transgenderism-celebrating “rainbow flag” is again flying at the American Embassy to mark “LGBT Pride Month.” Under Obama, Christian Jamaicans chafed at Barack Obama’s increasingly aggressive LGBTQ activism directed at pushing Jamaica to overturn its anti-buggery (anti-sodomy) law.
Dr. Wayne West, chairman of the Jamaica Coalition for a Healthy Society, issued this statement against the “rainbow flag” flying again in the island nation:
“During his tenure President Obama declared June to be gay pride month. President Trump has not followed Mr. Obama’s example but despite this, at the present moment the U.S. Embassy in Liguanea [Kingston, Jamaica] is flying the devil’s imitation six-color rainbow flag (there are seven colors in the true rainbow, which God uses as a sign of his covenant).
“This six-colored rainbow flag is the emblem of the LGBTTTIQA+ political movement and should be regarded as an altar for the entrance of foolish public policies which are against God’s laws and which encourage behaviors which are both depraved and associated with high statistical risk of disease. Please pray against the action of the U.S. Embassy and ask others to do the same.”
President Trump broke with his predecessor by not issuing a formal White House “gay pride month” proclamation for June. But various military agencies and the Pentagon itself are celebrating LGBT “pride month,” frustrating social conservatives who hoped that would end under Trump.
The State Department last month allowed scaled back celebrations of IDAHOT, the “International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia” held May 17. As LifeSiteNews reported, the U.S. Embassy in Macedonia flew the “rainbow flag” under Old Glory on that day.