Vice President Mike Pence confirmed reports that Pride flags had been banned from U.S. embassies, and expressed his support for the administration’s decision. June is Pride Month, and in an interview with NBC’s Kristen Welker, the vice president said four embassies’ requests to fly rainbow flags, which symbolize LGBTQ pride, were denied.
‘I’m aware that the State Department indicated that on the flagpole of our American embassies, one flag should fly, and that’s the American flag. And I support that,’ Pence said.
It’s not exactly breaking news that Vice President Mike Pence supports the administration’ decision to ban Pride flags from American embassies. First of all the obsequious Pence has never publicly disagreed with any of Trump’s policies or statements, and secondly the notorious anti-gay religious conservative considers the Pride flag aesthetically and theologically offensive.
On May 31, 2019 Donald Trump tweeted:
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 on the basis of their sexual orientation.
The stable genius is such a hypocrite, what better way to stand in solidarity with the many LGBT people who live in countries where they are persecuted, and even put to death, for the crime of being gay, than by allowing the Rainbow flag to fly from U.S embassies?
When he was governor of Indiana Pence signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, a law that allowed citizens to cite religious reasons for refusing to serve gays and lesbians. The Vice President’s wife, Karen Pence teaches at a Christian school that bars employees for engaging in homosexual activity. In other words, for as long as they cling to their narrow interpretation of the Bible, Pence and his wife will remain hopelessly homophobic.
The blatantly racist Trump and the zealously homophobic Pence are a threat to our inclusive secular democracy, and everybody who values liberty, freedom and racial and religious harmony should vote this evil men out of office in 2020.