The United States Embassy at the Holy See has decided to fly the rainbow flag throughout the month of June in a celebration of “Pride” month.
On this first day of June 2021, the Romans who pass in front of the United States Embassy to the Holy See can now see a rainbow flag flying in front.
In case the message is not clear, the embassy immediately communicated on social media: “The United States respects the dignity and equality of LGBTQI + people. LGBTQI + rights are human rights,”
The decision actually comes from the top of the Biden administration. A few weeks earlier, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, in anticipation of the “International Day against Homophobia” scheduled for May 17, encouraged American diplomatic representatives to display the rainbow colored “pride flag” throughout the month of June.
June is now the month which, in the secularized West, is no longer devoted to the Sacred Heart, but to “pride,” meaning the promotion of homosexuality and gender ideology.
In the process, Joe Biden – the second Catholic president in the history of the United States - issued, on June 1, a declaration on “pride month,” in which he states “pride is both a jubilant communal celebration of visibility and a personal celebration of self-worth and dignity.”
The chief executive took the opportunity to reiterate his desire to see Congress quickly ratify the Equality Act, by which “sexual orientation and gender identity” would be enshrined in federal law.
Last,in his directives to diplomatic representations, the cautious US Secretary of State “advised that diplomatic posts in certain countries should avoid flying the rainbow flag if doing so would create a backlash.”