What part of 'no' don't you understand?

Friday, June 14, 2019
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

Embassy flags (US + pride)An advocate for religious liberty hopes the State Department will rein in "rogue" U.S. embassies abroad that are flying the LGBT flag in defiance of a department directive.

U.S. diplomatic posts in India, Austria, and Chile are among the U.S. embassies that are ignoring Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's directive not to fly the rainbow "pride" flag on the official flagpoles on embassy grounds.

A number of embassies had requested to do so during supposed "LGBT Pride Month," but were turned down. Still, the Washington, DC-based Family Research Council notes that some embassies "flat-out ignored the president's team, sending a message to the administration – and the world – that their radical sexual agenda is more important to them than their relationship with the host country."

Travis Weber is a former Navy pilot who now serves as the director of FRC's Center for Religious Liberty. He contends that at some embassies "it's tough to tell" which flag is being celebrated this month – the American flag or the "pride" flag.

Weber

"There shouldn't be any tolerance for willful disobedience," he says regarding the rogue embassies' actions. "I think the administration has been pretty clear on this; Secretary Pompeo has been clear on it."

And Weber says under former President Barack Obama, world leaders were furious with the way he used the State Department to export his LGBT agenda and with the Obama administration's "willingness to enforce these ideologies on unwilling countries and engage in cultural imperialism in a somewhat widespread nature."

Weber writes that the United States has the chance to reset its relations with the countries that Obama's push for LGBT policies have alienated – and that it's time for the men and women in U.S. embassies to start working with the president, not against him.

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