On Tuesday, the U.S. embassy to the Vatican flew an “LGBTQI+” flag in support of “Pride” month, an ultimate sign of disrespect to the Catholic Church, which views pride as one of the seven deadly sins.

According to the Catholic News Agency:

“The United States respects the dignity and equality of LGBTQI+ people. LGBTQI+ rights are human rights,” the embassy stated on Twitter.

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken earlier this year announced that U.S. embassies and consulates around the world could fly the “Pride” flag on the same flagpole as the American flag, during “Pride season.”

The authorization to fly the flag – which was not a mandate – was given ahead of May 17, observed as the international day against homophobia, transphobia, and biphobia. June, during which embassies can also fly the “Pride” flag on the external flagpole, is celebrated as “Pride” month by people identifying as LGBT.

Under the Trump administration, U.S. diplomatic outposts were reportedly prohibited from flying the rainbow flag from embassy flagpoles, and had to obtain special permission to do so. They were allowed to display the flag inside buildings.

Antony Blinken’s cable on “Pride” flags, first reported by Foreign Policy magazine in April, advised that diplomatic posts in certain countries should avoid flying the rainbow flag if doing so would create a backlash.

Also on Tuesday, President Joe Biden, the second Catholic president in U.S. history, issued a statement on June 1 for “Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Pride Month, 2021.”

It is unclear if Pope Francis or any other representatives of the Holy See will denounce the flying of the flag at the embassy, although it is sure to cause backlash from the Catholic community.

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Lillian Reheusser
Lillian Reheusser
4 months ago

Tell me once again what a devout Catholic he is. A devout Catholic would not disrespect the Catholic church and attempt to start a war against it. The really devout Catholics must pray for his soul and ask God to deliver us from this outright follower of Satan. He is definitely the worst president this country has ever seen.

Karen
Karen
4 months ago

And not right to say that the USA supports this travesty and affront to God who will not be mocked! Have never in my 77 years of life thought we had a President who was an evil man until now!

Greta
Greta
4 months ago

They need to get the lgtbq folks mental health instead of ugly flags. Biden is a total idiot and needs to be impeached today.

Karen
Karen
4 months ago
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If only that were possible!!!

Herbert G. Chapman
Herbert G. Chapman
4 months ago

Why don’t we allow Churches to fly their flag on U.S. Building in this case He is not Catholic. He may have been born in a catholic family but that doesn’t make him a Catholic just as me being born in christian family does not make me a christian.

jawad
jawad
4 months ago

Right. Sitting in the hen house for 78 years does not make you a chicken.

Steve
Steve
4 months ago

Joe is sick.