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US Embassy flies LGBT Flag in Vatican Compound To Mark Pride Month
The Christian Post - The United States Embassy to the Holy See is flying the rainbow flag to mark LGBT Pride Month, a move critics say shows disregard for the historic teachings of the Church.
“The U.S. Embassy to the Holy See celebrates #PrideMonth with the Pride flag on display during the month of June," the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See tweeted Tuesday. "The United States respects the dignity and equality of LGBTQI+ people. LGBTQI+ rights are human rights."
The move comes as Pride Month festivities launch worldwide this month.
The U.S. embassy is not located inside the borders of the Vatican City city-state but is in the same compound as the U.S. embassy to Italy.
“I am thoroughly disgusted. In my opinion, given the Catholic faith's stance on homosexual activity, such an action has less in common with attaining and promoting equal rights for people than it does a slap in the face to the Catholic faith for its stances,” said Catholic children’s author John McNichol in a social media post, as reported by LifeSiteNews. “It is, regrettably, an action typical of the current American administration's hostility to authentic Catholicism,” he continued, adding that “[w]hat is most troubling is that the minions of the Democratic party now feel comfortable in giving the proverbial finger to the Vatican.”
Echoing McNichol, conservative commentator Erick Erickson also took to social media to voice his displeasure.
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