By Jon Dougherty
The U.S. diplomatic corps, much of which hails from far-Left Ivy League institutions, has been the most defiant when it comes to obeying POTUS Donald Trump’s policies, as evident by the fact that several American embassies have hoisted the “gay pride” rainbow flag in defiance of the president.
After the Trump administration formally denied requests from multiple United States embassies to hoist the LGBT flag in honor of “Pride Month,” several of them, along with other diplomatic missions, are doing it anyway.
As reported by the Washington Post, several U.S. embassies are finding ways to either defy or show opposition to, the White House’s instructions:
The facades of the U.S. missions in Seoul and Chennai, India, are partially hidden behind large rainbow flags, while the embassy in New Delhi is aglow in rainbow colored lights. The website for the embassy in Santiago, Chile, shows a video of the chief diplomat raising a rainbow flag last month for the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.
The Vienna embassy’s website features a photo of a rainbow flag flying below Old Glory on a mast jutting from the building, a statement by Diplomats for Equality and a story about a professor lecturing on the visibility and growth of LGBT rights.
“This is a category one insurrection,” one anonymous diplomat told The Post.
Previous reports noted that a number of American embassies — in Germany, Brazil, Israel, and Latvia, among others — wanted permission to honor “Pride Month” by hoisting rainbow flags, but the White House denied the requests.
American embassies had received official instructions about honoring LGBT “Pride” events in the Obama administration, beginning in 2011, at the White House’s direction.
However, State Department policy was changed last year by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Despite the change, POTUS Trump became the first president to officially recognize “Pride Month.” He also has appointed two gay diplomats — Richard Grenell to Germany and Randy Berry to Nepal.
You know, because he’s such a bigot.
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