US embassies & ambassadors defy State Department by flying LGBT rainbow flag

Two days ago, I wrote a post on the disturbing phenomenon of Democrat elites undermining the United States’ rule of law by simply ignoring and defying whatever laws they choose. I gave two examples:

  1. Sanctuary states, cities and counties. For a list of those sanctuary jurisdictions, go here.
  2. 42 elected prosecutors — the chief law-enforcement officers of their states or counties — who signed a statement refusing to enforce any state laws restricting abortion. For their statement and a list of the names of the 11 attorney generals and 31 district attorneys, go here.

No doubt the reader knows of many other examples. This post is about a third example of lawless Democrats: U.S. diplomats’ disregard and outright defiance of the State Department’s directive not to display rainbow flags on flagpoles during Pride Month, which is June 2019.

Pride Month was formerly called Gay Pride Month. It’s been updated to LGBT Pride Month or just Pride Month. By the way, how come heterosexuals don’t have a Pride Month, not even a measley Pride Day?

The Obama administration had a blanket policy allowing U.S. Embassy buildings to fly the LGBT rainbow flag for pride celebrations as long as the rainbow flag was smaller and hung lower than the American flag.

However, three unnamed U.S. diplomats told NBC News that this year,  embassies were told they can display the pride flag in other places, including inside embassies, but that requests to fly it on the flagpole must be specifically approved by Washington. No approvals have been granted. The denials came from the office of the State Department’s undersecretary for management, Brian Bulatao, a longtime associate of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

At the same time, however, the Trump administration has announced a campaign to decriminalize homosexuality overseas and President Trump himself issued a tweet and formal statement celebrating Pride Month:

As we celebrate LGBT Pride Month and recognize the outstanding contributions LGBT people have made to our great Nation, let us also stand in solidarity with the many LGBT people who live in dozens of countries worldwide that punish, imprison, or even execute individuals….

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2019

Talk about mixed signals.

The U.S. Embassy in Berlin is one of the embassies that have requested and been denied permission from the State Department to fly the pride flag on their flagpoles. The embassy’s leading diplomat, U.S. ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell, the most senior openly homosexual in Trump’s administration, finds the State Department’s denial particularly jarring because Grenell is spearheading the administration’s push to end the criminalization of homosexuality in roughly 70 countries that still outlaw it. Grenell, has secured support for that campaign from both Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.

Below is a list of U.S. Embassies that are defying the State Department by displaying the rainbow flag or other “pride” signs this month (NBC News; The Daily Signal):

  1. U.S. Embassy in Berlin, Germany: Ambassador Grenell said “a huge” “gay pride flag” will be hung on the side of the Embassy and his residence, and that “multiple” gay pride events will be hosted at the Embassy and the residence. Grenell himself will, once again and with pride, march in the Berlin Pride parade. Eembassy spokesman Joseph Giordono-Scholz said: “The pride flag will be on as many places as it can at the Embassy.”
  2. The embassy in Vienna flew a rainbow flag below the American flag on a pole hanging from the side of the embassy’s outer wall, as shown on its website.
  3. In Seoul, South Korea, a large rainbow banner is displayed on the side of the U.S. Embassy building.
  4. In Chennai, India, rainbow flags are prominently displayed on the sides of the U.S. Consulate buildings for Pride Month.
  5. The embassy in New Delhi, India has decorated its building with rainbow lights for the month.
  6. The U.S. Embassy in Santiago, Chile, raised the rainbow flag to celebrate the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia on May 17.
  7. Several U.S. diplomats in Jerusalem, Israel tweeted photos of themselves at local pride events, including a March for Pride and Tolerance.
  8. The U.S. ambassador to Nepal, Randy Berry, tweeted a picture of himself surrounded by embassy employees holding up rainbow letters that read “PRIDE.”

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I wonder if an embassy employee who displays a straight pride flag would still have a job today?

TANGO268
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Ask the contractors in Iraq who displayed the cross of the Knights Templar. I think they’ll tell you the answer is no.

William
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William

No, they would call it homophobic hate speech

Anonymous
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Probably not.

William
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William

Yes, definitely mixed signals from Donald. It makes you wonder who, if anybody, is actually running the show. Gay Pride is nothing more than a celebration of debauchery. It’s an affront to God. That’s why they push it so hard. I suppose that because Trump is refusing to grant permission for “pride” flags to be flown at embassies it will be construed as grounds for impeachment. If he says “good morning” that’s grounds for impeachment. By the way, today June 14 is Flag Day. That’s American flag day. It used to be kind of a big deal when I was… Read more »

Jackie Puppet
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I’d forgotten today’s Flag Day – but I’ve seen plenty of rainbow flags, a few Puerto Rican flags, only one place where I saw a bunch of US flags on display…

William
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William

The streets here are lined with American flags but they do that every year pre-July 4, it’s a tourist area. We were always taught that flags were supposed to come down at sunset and not be left out in the rain. A quaint anachronism. I did hear Flag Day mentioned a couple of times on local media. Flag Day lives! No rainbow flags, if I saw one I’d tear it to shreds. Discreetly of course, I don’t want to spend the next twenty years in sensory-deprivation prison for a “hate crime”

Lophatt
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Lophatt

I wondered what happened to those rules. I was taught them too. In fact, there are an entire protocol dealing with every conceivable situation involving and American flag. Many years ago, because I was working for the Navy and became a supervisor, I had to take a course that included all of this. Before that I was a vet. and they covered it as well. I can tell you that many in the military today don’t know what they’re doing with regard to this. Just like the proper way to acknowledge the flag when you can’t see it, as opposed… Read more »

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I don’t see it as mixed signals, at all. We don’t get to highlight a societal segment based on sexuality over any other personal proclivity on our flag poles. The flag is an accompanying statement of our mission, not a statement about how some of us swing the other way. How unprofessional, and tiring.

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Watch for major earthquake, storms or other disaster because of these actions. There is a long history of the Judgment of God falling because of gay events or those relating to abortion or porn or court decisions and so on. Don McAlvaney wrote a long piece about it. It might be a book now.
STORM WARNING: GOD’S FINAL WARNING TO AMERICA – by Don McAlvaney

kokanee 101
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So correct, the fear of God is the missing piece, the pride of man is their death. Many events by the finger of God are being put into place and man questions it as if some strange thing happened.
thedisciplinefactor.com

Jackie Puppet
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And the GTBLQPedophile & PFLAG crowds will never believe in the judgment either, since God gave them over to their reprobate & wicked ways.

kokanee 101
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No discipline, no fear of God, and rejection that the Word will come to pass exactly the way it is written.

kokanee 101
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WTF…. how come I cannot post you moderators….? please explain

Auntie Lulu
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Auntie Lulu

I find myself flabbergasted by this direct disregard of the orders that came out of the White House. Dr Eowyn, you have posed a very interesting point . . . why is it that straight, heterosexual individuals do not get any type of “pride” displays? I truly believe that this very fact shows a preference in how the LBGQXYZ community is treated, as opposed to the rest of us garden variety of people. I would not be disappointed to have the President dismiss each of the ambassadors who have chosen to disobey direct orders. I mean really, the goofballs are… Read more »

two
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two

Wish I could up vote more.

Goldbug
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Goldbug

How could Trump, who loves the ladies, and Pence, who obviously does not believe in the Bible, encourage the world to decriminalize sodomy and other perversions? Why do they choose homosexuals as Ambassadors of our country? It seems the entire world is becoming a Sodom & Gomorrah! And I’m tired of everyone with an opinion or set of values being stuck into a “community;” its use is nothing more than a deliberately divisive term.

Lophatt
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Lophatt

Because they don’t work for us. It’s all a show.

chemtrailssuck
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Because the demons are running things. Trump is a pretender, he’s probably like Henry Makow stated a Zionist freemason. Otherwise he’d never have been “elected” in the first place.

Lophatt
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Lophatt

As William points out, there are many days I have my doubts. At the least, ignoring insubordination is always a mistake. So, if he’s uninformed, that’s not good. If he’s informed but chooses not to do anything, that’s also bad. If he really doesn’t care but just blathers things, that isn’t good either. No matter which you pick, he’s the boss. The babble I read the other day on the security clearance for Brennan was the same thing. “Well, they ‘meant’ need to know”. I can tell you without any reservation at all that that is total bullshit. I have… Read more »

MarkyMark
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MarkyMark

I thought Trump was the king of “You’re fired!”…

Lophatt
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Lophatt

Well, that’s one version. Where he’s at, if he wants to, its pretty easy to turn to any of a number of assistants with tablets and I-Pads and say, “find out who allowed that. I want them gone”. It wouldn’t take as much time as it took me to write it. For many, many years I attended executive staff meetings. Eventually I chaired them. We always had minutes and a “tickler” that assigned every action item to someone. At the next meeting, when the item came up, the one assigned either had to report that it was done, or why… Read more »

William
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William

Stepping back and taking a big picture view, it seems the Odor/DS has such a firm grip on the levers of power that I wonder how much executive agency Trump has, if any. He may only represent one faction of the DS and for the moment he is worth more to them in power than out, more valuable alive than dead. The different factions vie back and forth with just enough random variability (“politics”) to make it interesting for them. But with the same objective in mind. MAGA is a nice idea, worth a try, but I think it’s far… Read more »

Lophatt
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Lophatt

I hear what you’re saying. I’m not much of a follower. In fact, I’m not a follower, period. I don’t have heroes. I’m not really expecting miracles. There are simply some things that defy logic. In the absence of proof of the opposite, I have to take him at his word. I don’t always like what he does. I don’t like the foreign involvements. I don’t like the absence of follow through. I think, as you said, that it may be too late. I won’t like that, but I’ll live with it. What I can’t live with is being chumped.… Read more »

Craig
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Craig

Veterans get one day at year in November, sex-offenders get 30 days. Are we returning to the day/month of the Sodomite of the ancient world?

William
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William

Not returning, returned. We’re there

deckard
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“Do what you will is the whole of the law..”
If this is true, let us tell the truth about the lying jews and abolish the worldwide jewish supermarcy and tyranny!

Highsider
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Highsider

Let’s see, who led the State Dept. Before we elected Trump?? Oh yeah, it was Hillary. Drain the lisping swamp!!!

Crickets
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Crickets

This is a SATANIC agenda! Pull the flags down and ph*kt these satanic assoes.

RandyLee
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RandyLee

the announcement to not fly the silly gay flag was so it wouldn’t be flown on the flagpole with the American flag. no one said it couldn’t be displayed anywhere else.

only a country’s flag should be flown on the embassy flagpole. otherwise every organization with a flag will cry they should be able to fly whatever flag they have on the flagpole along with the American flag. do we really want to see ‘joes bar and grill’ flag on the embassy flagpole?? I don’t think so.

William
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William

If we had to choose between Joes’ bar and Grill and a “rainbow” flag, I’d go with Joe’s

Jackie Puppet
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I’m not surprised this has happened – Trump didn’t really clean house at the State Dept. – other than maybe the 7th (top) floor. State probably still has more Obama holdovers than any other Dept.

And also leads to the lame excuse that having somebody there, is better than nobody at all, infuriates me. Trump should’ve just purged the Executive branch of Obama appointees & supporters – so what if everyday work went through bottlenecks because of a lack of personnel? That’s better than having holdovers sabotage efforts at every turn!

MarkyMark
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MarkyMark

It’s interesting that you have a pic of both Aleister Crowley and John Lennon, the former Beatle. Do you know that Crowley’s pic is on the cover of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band? It is; look carefully, and you’ll see Crowley’s unmistakable mug. Guess why he was on the album cover? The Beatles wanted to feature a bunch of people they liked and admired…

William
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William

The Beatles were a Tavistock project

William
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William

Sonny Liston was also on the cover. ???

william
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william

“rainbow” flags offend me …… pack them away. Free speech to publicly burn an American flag in protest of American values, But hate speech to publicly burn a rainbow flag in protest of homosexual nation destroying values! Where is the TOLERANCE for the belief systems that built the Civilization. Show me any successful, prosperous, homosexual civilization in all history.. When the “alternate” lifestyle becomes mainstream,civilization DIES. The parasite cannot live without it’s healthy host body. Science is science. You can’t change your sex. You cant change biology because of emotions If you cannot NATURALLY bear and birth a child you… Read more »

Jackie Puppet
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Here’s the story of one priest who burned a rainbow flag with a cross on it, from last year. I’ve previously posted about this.

https://pjmedia.com/faith/sexual-abuse-survivor-priest-who-burned-rainbow-flag-punished-by-chicago-archdiocese/

The priest, Fr. Kalchik is STILL in hiding.

two
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two

The whole thing that most fail to see here is, the rainbow flag on our embassies,etc., is a statement rooted in a form of sexuality. Our flag poles are for business, not a certain segment of society’s advertisement.

CalGirl
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CalGirl

Ditto, two. I’ve never been able to reconcile that our “rights” in our Contitutional Law have originated out of rights of basic humanity on Earth, defunct of any sort or form of government—but..these days have been legally interpreted by our Supreme Court oversight to be seen how one enjoys sexual release….which is a very detailed interpretation, to say the least, of the “rights” pervayed to the individual by the Founders through the Bill of Rights. I’m anxiously awaiting more details, like, maybe I can marry my brother, or my car, or my favorite architectural site (don’t laugh, there’s a woman… Read more »

tom johnson
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tom johnson

Fire every god dam one of those ambassadors

chemtrailssuck
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If anyone harbored doubts that our “elected’ officials are really devils and drones in disguise, this should show you the truth.