Last February, we received 607 gifts, but fell short. This year we need 700. We have 3 to go—donate now!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

US embassies push 'gay pride' celebrations in countries that outlaw homosexual acts

Catholic World News - May 14, 2013

US embassies abroad are preparing to celebrate Gay Pride Month in June, even in countries where homosexual behavior is outlawed.

Author Robert Reilly notes that in many countries, the American diplomatic pressure for recognition of homosexual partnerships could easily be seen as an attempt to influence internal political affairs—traditionally a taboo in the world of diplomacy. The embassies are also risking the hostility of nations that regard the US as a corrosive cultural influence.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our February expenses ($6,729 to go):
$35,000.00 $28,270.54
19% 81%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 6 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: nix898049 - May. 16, 2013 3:21 PM ET USA

    Isn't the term 'homosexual partnerships' cute? Can't call it 'sodomy' though because the Truth has such an unpleasant ring to it.

  • Posted by: geoffreysmith1 - May. 15, 2013 10:54 AM ET USA

    One country that definitely won't see a US embassy effort to push a gay pride parade is Saudi Arabia. Nope, mustn't upset our Arab friends, no,no,no! Why , they just might get annoyed enough to turn off the oil taps, and that would be a real kick on Obama's ass. No, it just aint gonna happen in Araby, no sir!

  • Posted by: mgreen32234 - May. 15, 2013 9:50 AM ET USA

    We ought to be sending exorcists into our embassies instead of Gay Pride banners.

  • Posted by: kwonbbl1 - May. 14, 2013 10:03 PM ET USA

    What a disgrace to once Christian country America now turning into, asking people of the world spit on our face!

  • Posted by: Vincit omnia amor - May. 14, 2013 6:20 PM ET USA

    Wow. Where's the prudence? the courtesy? Are they looking for another Benghazi situation? What has happened to our great Nation?

  • Posted by: Defender - May. 14, 2013 5:03 PM ET USA

    I'm sure that most of the countries don't appreciate the United States doing this (wonder if they even bother to bring the subject up with China?). I just hope these countries realize that the majority of Americans don't like it either!

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

Two good publishers, six new books for Lent 18 hours ago
Another awkward 'clarification' from the Vatican February 25
Former Israeli ambassador explains how to make 'two-state solution' realistic February 25
Solidarity Campaign: Going well, thanks! And how can you help? February 25
Considering the World of Film February 24

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis to address Congress in joint session in September CWN - February 5