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