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Thanks for confirming my belief that most Trump supporters are a bunch of hateful bigots.
Tell me, do you think gays are the ones that asked for a pride month? Are gays asking to fly their flag at the embassy?

I would say NO! I believe it is the non-gay Democrats that are doing this stuff, and telling gays they are doing it for them.

When in actuality they are doing it to solidify votes, and also doing it so they can point fingers and rain down hate on anyone that disagrees.

All this stuff is 100% political. I know you are probably not able to see it.
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Not to be insensitive but gays shouldn't have an entire month of recognition, and def shouldn't have their flags flown at our embassies. Hell, we only give our vets one day of recognition. Why should they get one and gays get thirty? Makes no sense.

Several American embassies defy orders from Trump administration to honor 'Pride Month'

After the Trump administration formally denied requests from multiple United States embassies to hoist the LGBT flag in honor of "Pride Month," several U.S. embassies and diplomatic missions are defying their orders.

The Washington Post reported that several U.S. diplomatic outposts are finding ways to defy, or at least show opposition to, orders handed down from Washington.

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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.

Several embassies including in Israel, Germany, Brazil, Latvia, among others requested permission to honor "Pride Month" by flying rainbow flags. The requests, however, were denied.

American embassies have had official guidelines for honoring LGBT "Pride" events since 2011, when the Obama administration directed U.S. agencies involved in foreign policy to begin promoting LGBT rights. But the official State Department policy was changed last year by Mike Pompeo, a practicing Christian who became secretary of state last April.

Now, if an embassy or American diplomatic outpost wants to promote LGBT rights, such as by flying a rainbow flag, they must obtain permission from the State Department's Office of Management.

Despite the policy change, President Donald Trump became the first U.S. president to recognize "Pride Month" with an official statement.

Trump has also appointed two gay ambassadors during his tenure, Richard Grenell to Germany and Randy Berry to Nepal.
Those officials at those embassies that defy a Presidential order, should be sent packing. They report to the President and should follow orders.
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Since when has access to civil rights been a merit-based system?
How is not wanting to fly the LGTQR blah, blah, blah flag denying anyone access to their civil rights?

You really are reaching for something to be upset about.
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