As the most reliable and balanced news aggregation service on the internet, DML News App offers the following opinion editorial written by Concerned Women for America CEO Penny Young Nance, and published by WASHINGTONEXAMINER.COM:
June is designated LGBT Pride Month, and rainbows are displayed on everywhere from T-shirts to restaurant chains to the Uber app. Even with all the gay pride flags, parades, and recognition the LGBT community receives in the U.S. during June, the Left is still not satisfied. They demand that the rainbow flag be flown over U.S. embassies abroad.
Look at this practice that’s been in place since the Obama administration — President Barack Obama actively promoted the LGBT community not just domestically but also internationally through the U.N., State Department, and U.S. Agency for International Development.
The article goes on to state the following:
First, we should recognize that the LGBT community does have reason for fear. Their human rights are violated around the world through harassment, killings, beatings, and imprisonment, and homosexuality is criminalized in at least 73 countries. In Tanzania, laws against homosexuality carry a sentence of up to 30 years, and authorities have been accused by human rights groups of subjecting suspected homosexuals to “forced anal exams.” And who could forget the horrific 2015 images of ISIS pushing gay men off buildings to their death? There are other incidents equally as evil, and the U.S. must stand firmly against these insidious abuses.
We should all agree that addressing human rights abuses around the world must be a central tenet of U.S. foreign policy. But why is one group singled out and others ignored?
The opinion editorial notes that in some countries today, women are stoned and executed for adultery, and still lack basic rights, such as property ownership or legal rights to their children.
Also, Christians in many countries around the world are persecuted and slaughtered and churches destroyed.
Surely our nation’s diplomats are sophisticated enough to communicate our support for human rights of the LGBTQ community and for every other minority group without any added symbols other than the American flag, a testimony to our nation’s defense of the defenseless. Our flag embodies the principles of individual liberty and justice for all. It should be the final word and symbol for every identity group. We are all Americans and that’s all the world needs to know.
— CWA LAC (@CWforA) June 18, 2019
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