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  • Writer's pictureDale Hanks

"Pride" and Prejudice

Updated: Jun 14, 2023




Here we are in the month of June...Pride Month.


The White House has proclaimed June 2023 to be Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Pride Month.


It seems that we can't turn anywhere without hearing the word "pride" or seeing rainbow flags on everything. From breakfast cereal...


to dog biscuits.


On June 10, 2023, the White House hosted the largest-ever Pride event on the White House grounds. In honor of the event, Joe Biden tweeted out the following message:




"America is a nation of pride."


But, is it? Really?


In his remarks at the event, Biden commented that he wanted to "send a message" to the LGBTQI+ community, especially to transgender children, that they are "loved, heard understood, and belong."



Those words are great sentiments and I can't find any fault with them.


But, sadly, they ring hollow to me.


It's blatantly obvious to anyone willing to look that those sentiments do NOT apply to all Americans equally. Joe Biden, his administration, the Democrat Party, and the mainstream media don't embrace those same, warm, cuddly feelings for the rest of us.


Here's what I mean:


It hasn't been all that long ago that federal workers, including members of the U.S. military, weren't "heard" when they objected to taking an unproven, experimental COVID vaccine. Nope. SUBMIT to the mandate or lose your livelihood. And anyone who spoke out about the jab and presented facts (which have now been proven to be true) were demonized, censored, and blackballed.


Parents who objected to having their children exposed to highly sexualized course material and pornographic library books in their schools were demonized and labeled as domestic terrorists by the Department of Justice.

Parents who stood up at school board meetings and objected to their daughters being forced to share bathrooms and locker rooms with biological boys who believed they were girls weren't granted such "care, love, and understanding." No...they were monitored by law enforcement.

In his “Pride” speech on the White House lawn, Biden also said, “When a person can be married in the morning and thrown out of a restaurant for being gay in the afternoon, something is still very wrong in America.”

Of course, if that happens, it's wrong. But, if that's the standard, why isn't it just as wrong when a conservative, Christian group is kicked out of a restaurant for being Christian? Or if someone is a Republican, as happened to Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders? Or if someone is wearing a MAGA hat? Funny... but I don't recall Biden, or anyone in his administration, saying those situations meant "something is wrong in America."

In his speech, Biden also declared that those in the LGBTQI+ community were "some of the bravest and most inspiring people” he had ever known. The use of the word "brave" in that context rankled me quite a bit, as it came just four days after the 79th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy. I would say those 19 and 20-year-old boys who died on the beaches of France on June 6, 1944, were the brave ones. And what about the first responders who rushed into the burning and collapsing World Trade Center towers on 9/11?

To me, that is what bravery looks like. Bravery is not pushing genital mutilation on children and promoting graphic sexual literature in school. Bravery is not dressing in drag and performing sexual gyrations in front of children. Bravery is not promoting lewdness, vulgarity, and blasphemy as the LA Dodgers did by inviting The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, "a leading-edge Order of queer and trans nuns," to perform at a baseball game. (You can watch a sample "performance" here.)




I would say the bravest among us are those who stand up for their beliefs and moral convictions. The bravest among us are also those who risk losing their livelihoods, financial security, and reputations by not abandoning a once universally-accepted fact of biology that there are only two genders. And the bravest among us are those who withstand the derision dished out by this administration, who call us "haters," "homophobes," and "bigots."

Moreover, the actual display of the "pride" flag on the White House at the Pride celebration is, in my opinion, just another thumb-in-the-eye to those of us who love and respect our flag and country.


This display of the "pride flag" is in direct violation of the U.S. Flag Code which reads, "The flag of the United States of America should be at the center and the highest point of the group when a number of flags of States or localities or pennants of societies are grouped and displayed from staffs.”


Not only is this display disrespectful, I believe it was done on purpose to, yet again, divide the country. The White House knows the U.S. Flag Code. They have an entire staff dedicated to ceremony and protocol.


Just listen to the sentiments of this veteran:


To purposely display the U.S. flags as some sideshow to the "pride flag" is a clear message that the current occupant of the White House--the People's House--is not interested in ALL Americans being "loved", "heard," or "understood"...only some Americans.


So when it comes to "pride" month, my pride is not based on some special-interest group's agenda or their choice of personal behavior.


I don't find pride in the administering of gender-affirming care in children by plying them with puberty blockers and pushing body mutilation. I don't find pride in celebrating delusional, mediocre, biological males who compete against real women athletes so they can selfishly achieve rewards. I don't take pride in the fact that a transgender guest at the Biden Pride Party went topless on the White House lawn. I don't take pride in exalting Dylan Mulvaney, MAPs (minor-attracted persons, the polite term for pedophiles), or the NAMBLA (North America Man/Boy Love Association).


I DO find pride in being a citizen of the greatest country the world. And I KNOW we can do better than this.


So yes, Joe, what you said in your speech is right.


Something IS still very wrong in America.



"Hitler said that categories were the greatest tool a leader can use to control people and set them against each other. We should stop categorizing each other for all of the misconceptions that it causes."

-James Dye



 

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Jun 27, 2023

Your definition of brave is spot on. Flag etiquette should always be observed.

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Dale Hanks
Jun 28, 2023
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