“There’s no reason for anything but Old Glory to be flying over our embassies and posts around the globe.”
Amen to that!
As the worldwide acceptance of homosexuality continues to grow, the fact that some US embassies abroad have flown the LGBT flag to mark Pride week is highly troubling.
Homosexuality is a highly controversial conflict at home, and US embassies exist in other countries to look out for the interests of the American government–not a decidedly ideological social issue that daily threatens our personal liberty and promotes moral decay here at home.
One can only imagine the outcry if an American embassy raised a Christian flag in another nation! Of course, our nation was based on biblical values and not secular sexual identity philosophy.
And yet, somehow, we find ourselves in a nation that will gladly celebrate the LGBT flag and ban God from the public forum.
They wonder why our nation is so divided.
The Washinton Examiner has the story:
House Republicans led by Rep. Jeff Duncan of South Carolina have put forward a new bill that would prevent U.S. embassies around the world from flying flags other than the American flag.
The bill was introduced after a few recent incidents in which a rainbow flag symbolizing gay pride and LGBT rights was flown above some embassies. However, the bill would ban all other flags from being flown with the American flag, not just the rainbow flag.
“The United States flag is the single greatest symbol of freedom the world has ever known, and there’s no reason for anything but Old Glory to be flying over our embassies and posts around the globe,” Duncan said in a statement to the Washington Examiner.
They explain that there have been three incidents of US embassies flying gay flags along with Old Glory:
Just this year, the U.S. Embassy in Belize flew a rainbow flag to mark gay pride week.
In 2016, the U.S. Embassy in Jamaica flew a rainbow flag to show solidarity with LGBT people after the gay nightclub shooting in Orlando.
And in 2014, the U.S. Embassy in Israel flew the same flag to mark gay pride week.
We may be divided on social issues like homosexuality in our nation right now, and it will take a long time before our nation will once again regard biblical values in the way they ought to be regarded.
But surely, we can agree, that when our flag is flown abroad, it flies alone, representing nothing more than the presence of our great nation on foreign soil.