The Trump administration has reversed an Obama-era practice and banned embassies from flying the gay pride rainbow flag on flagpoles during LGBT Pride Month, according to American diplomats.
Embassies in Israel, Germany, Brazil and Latvia have requested but been denied permission to fly the gay pride flag alongside the American flag on their respective embassy flagpoles, NBC News reported.
The Obama administration allowed embassies in foreign countries to fly the gay pride flag on the official flagpole during LGBT Pride Month as a way to promote its agenda overseas. The Obama administration’s move took place even before the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide.
The new Trump policy apparently took effect when Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, a Christian, was sworn in last year.
Requests to fly the gay pride flag on the flagpole must be made to the State Department, NBC News reported. All have been denied.
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Source: Christian Headlines