Trump Admin Sends Mixed Signals with LGBTQ Flag Ban

Vice President Mike Pence, along with other prominent social conservatives, is defending the Trump administration’s refusal to allow U.S. embassies across the globe to raise LGBTQ “Gay Pride” flags on the same flagpoles hosting the American flag,

The administration is denying diplomats’ requests to raise the rainbow banners on the building’s official flagpole, framing it as a matter of maintaining the preeminence of the Stars and Stripes.  The requirement to seek permission first marks a reversal of the Obama administration giving embassies full discretion to fly rainbow flags during June’s “Pride Month.”

“I support that,” stated Vice President Pence. “As the president said on the night we were elected, we’re proud to be able to serve every American, and we both feel that way very passionately.  But when it comes to the American flagpole, and American embassies, and capitals around the world, having the one American flag fly, I think is the right decision.

At the same time, President Trump announced efforts to decriminalize homosexuality overseas, issuing a statement celebrating Pride Month: “As we celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month and recognize the outstanding contributions LGBTQ people have made to our great Nation, let us also stand in solidarity with the many LGBTQ people who live in dozens of countries worldwide that punish, imprison, or even execute individuals….”

Predictably, U.S. Embassies around the world read between the lines and chose to disobey the President.  The US embassy in Germany announced that a “huge” gay pride flag would be hung “on as many places as it can at the Embassy,” and that “multiple” events celebrating LGBTQ Pride Month were scheduled at the embassy.  Ambassador Richard Grenell will march in the Berlin Pride Parade.  Similarly, embassies in Austria, Korea, India, Chile, etc. flew rainbow flags or otherwise celebrated LGBTQ Pride Month.  Not surprisingly, Ambassador Grenell – who was appointed by Trump – is the highest-ranking US diplomat who openly identifies himself as gay.

The President appears to be trying to please fundamentally opposite positions, seeking to mollify the social conservative base that elected him, while pandering to the powerful gay lobby, from which he received virtually no support during his election campaign.

One is reminded of the words of the Indian Chief Old Joseph back in 1855, who after being deceived by the United States into signing a treaty which cost him millions of acres of tribal lands, stated: “Me no trust white man, he speaks with forked tongue.”

How long will it take American Christians to cease their mindless support for the President, and call him into account for his thinly-disguised support for the gay agenda – and refrain from voting for someone who “speaks with forked tongue”?

School District Faces Grilling for Elementary School Teacher’s Trans-activism

A Wisconsin school district is being called to account for a teacher who promoted his transgenderism to elementary-age children.  Science teacher Mark ‘Vince’ Busenbark (a.k.a. ‘Vica Steel’) produced a video at home with his wife and showed it to every K-5th grade child at Allis Elementary School.  On Facebook, Busenbark stated the purpose of the video was “all so [the children] can know who I am and who I am becoming.”  In the video Busenbark contends people who disagree with him about the issue of  transgenderism are motivated by “fear” and “hate.”  Read more:

Shocking: 17 Year Old Netherlands Girl Legally Euthanized, Says Being Molested as a Child Made Her Life ‘Insufferable’

A depressed seventeen year old Netherlands girl was legally euthanized last Sunday with the help of an end of life clinic.  In the Netherlands, children as young as twelve can opt for euthanasia if a doctor determines that their pain is “unbearable,” reports.  Euthanasia is also legal in parts of the US, including California, Colorado, Oregon, Vermont, New Jersey (beginning August 1), Washington, Hawaii and Washington, DC.  Even more concerning, a 2017 Gallup poll found that 70% of Americans are in favor of euthanasia and assisted suicide.  Read more:

Anti-Abortion Group to Spend $41 Million in 2020

The head of the largest anti-abortion organization in the country has vowed to spend $41 million in the upcoming election cycle to help elect “pro-life” candidates, The Hill reports.  Susan B. Anthony List President Marjorie Dannenfelser said Monday night that her group will “work closely with our local allies on the most ambitious pro-life legislative agenda in history to aggressively challenge, erode and finally overturn Roe v. Wade.  “On top of this, we’ll be protecting our pro-life Senate majority, increasing our ranks in the House, and reelecting [President] Donald Trump,” added Dannenfelser, who served as the chair of the Trump campaign’s anti-abortion coalition in 2016.  Read more:

A Second TX City Says No to Convicted Sex Offender Drag Queens Reading to Kids

More parents are speaking out against drag queens reading to little children, most recently in a second Texas city.  Nicole Hudgens with Texas Values reports that the City of Leander has cancelled a “Drag Queen Story Time” after public outcry.  She suggests the complaints may have poured in after neighboring city Houston unknowingly welcomed convicted sex offenders to its drag queen event in March.  Previously, two sex offenders were allowed to participate at the Houston Public Library, and their criminal past was uncovered after the event and only after conservative group MassResistance began digging into their records.  Read more:

Bishop Says ‘Pride Month’ Activities are Harmful to Kids, Faces Huge International Backlash

Rhode Island Bishop Thomas Tobin tweeted a simple warning to his diocese cautioning against participation in LGBT “Pride” events during so-called “Pride Month.”  LGBT and progressive activists moved swiftly to squash the Catholic shepherd’s advisory to his flock to remain faithful to “Catholic faith and morals,” demonstrating the resolve of anti-Catholic forces to silence Church teaching.  Bishop Tobin (not to be confused with left-wing Cardinal Joseph Tobin of Newark, New Jersey) tweeted: “A reminder that Catholics should not support or attend LGBTQ ‘Pride Month’ events held in June.  They promote a culture and encourage activities that are contrary to Catholic faith and morals.  They are especially harmful for children.”  Read more:

Biden Declares LGBTQ Rights His Top Legislative Priority

The Equality Act would enshrine LGBTQ protections into labor and civil rights laws.  Biden delivered the keynote address at the annual gala of the Human Rights Campaign, a homosexual organization which seeks to promote the LGBTQ agenda under the guise of protecting basic human freedoms.   The former Vice President pointed out his long support of LGBTQ issues, noting that during the 2012 presidential campaign he proclaimed his support for gay marriage before President Barack Obama.  The Equality Act has the backing of nearly 300 members of Congress, including the entire Democratic caucus along with a handful of Republicans.  A vote is scheduled for this summer, at which point immense pressure will be focused on the Senate to pass the bill.  Read more:



Gillette Ad Pushes Trans Agenda with Girl who Thinks She’s Male Shaving Her Face

A new TV ad for Gillette features an older man showing a very masculine-looking youth, who hints at being a female, how to shave her face.  Speaking in a slightly gravelly, classically male voice, the African-Canadian protagonist says, “Growing up, I was always trying to figure out what kind of man I wanted to become, and I’m still trying to figure out what kind of man that I want to become.”  “I always knew I was different; I didn’t know there was a term for the type of person that I was,” the hero continues.  “I went into my transition just wanting to be happy. I’m glad I’m at the point where I’m able to shave.”  Read more:

Biological Male Wins NCAA Women’s Track Championship

A biological male who identifies as a transgender woman won an NCAA national championship over Memorial Day weekend.  Franklin Pierce University runner CeCe Telfer won the Division II women’s 400-meter hurdles on Saturday night, besting the second-place finisher by more than a second.  “Telfer is the first student-athlete in Franklin Pierce history to collect an individual national title,” the university announced.  “It was tough conditions out here with the wind and the heat over the last three days but, as she has over the last six months, CeCe proved herself to be tough enough to handle it,” FPU coach Zach Emerson said in a press release.  Read more:

More than 1,000 Fires Devastate Israel in under Two Days

More than 1,000 fires — many of which were sparked by IEDs sent over the Gaza border and fueled by extreme weather — devastated towns and forests and farmlands over less than two days, forcing thousands to evacuate their homes.  On Saturday night, the Israel Fire and Rescue Services on Saturday declared the end of a widespread campaign to extinguish the blazes which burned down 7,940 dunams (1,962 acres) of forests. One thousand firefighters were called up.  Authorities have listed arson and incendiary devices from Gaza, faulty power lines, scorching temperatures climbing to 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit) and Lag B’Omer holiday bonfires as possible causes of the fires.  Read more: