U.S. embassy to hold first-ever gay pride party tonight -- in Iraq
In the short time that President Obama has been in office, there have been many breaches of foreign protocol such as an overt familiarity with the British Queen and bowing to the Saudi King. But the most significant indiscretion will occur tonight as homosexuality is promoted in our embassy in a foreign land — in Baghdad, Iraq, no less.
In the May 22, 2009 edition of The Washington Post, columnist Al Kamen wrote a piece entitled, "For One Night, Baghdad Gets a Pink Zone." He revealed that the State Department is "holding what the invitation says is the first-ever U.S. Embassy Gay Pride Theme Party next Friday at Bagdaddy's, which is the embassy employee association's pub." The invitation, which was sent out on May 10, encouraged everyone to, "Dress in drag or as a gay icon."
The Islamic culture does not appreciate or allow public sexual displays to begin with. Now the American embassy is going to display sexuality in a way that will do nothing but offend the host population, needlessly complicating an already sensitive situation. The question becomes, who is going to suffer? Our embassy officials, or our soldiers on the ground who will endure the increased outrage when events such as this occur?
Frequently cited among Muslims is not a dislike of Americans, but a dislike of the American culture's brazen sexual behavior such as that demonstrated during a gay pride event. Prominent sexual conduct is considered by the Middle Easterners as one example of the debauchery within Western culture that they do not want imported within their homes and country, and they are willing to fight us to allow their culture to remain unaffected. A gay pride display sponsored in an official location such as an embassy can only serve to provoke and inflame Muslim distrust and distain for Western and American culture.
What's next? Will Baghdad host a Gay Pride Parade like the international one hosted in Tel Aviv ? And others in the cities of Jerusalem, Eilat, and Haifa?
Personally, I have no feelings about gays one way or the other. Live and let live. But to shove part of our noxious culture down a Muslim state like Iraq is an insult to all Muslims and a kick in the face to Iraqi's.
We can't get electrical power plants in Iraq running, nor provide Iraqi's with drinking water. The unemployment rate is around 70%, thanks to the USA and the "Coalition of the Killing" wrecking that once prosperous nation.
But we can find time and taxpayer money to have drag queens and trannies parade around like they were back in Sodom and Gomorrah?