Former President Donald Trump sparked a wave of controversy in 2019 when he announced that U.S. embassies would no longer fly the gay pride flag alongside the American flag.
Now, a new Democrat-led bill would not only reverse that policy, but it would also leverage the full force of the U.S. government to institute LGBTQ politics worldwide.
The Office of Management and Budget, a federally funded part of the Biden administration, released a statement this week supporting the “Global Respect Act,” the legislation in question, which would commission the federal government to advance the LGBTQ agenda globally. Of course, we don’t want violence against anyone, but the federal government’s LGBTQ push is much broader than that.
From the OMB:
The Administration supports passage of H.R. 3485 the Global Respect Act, which would mandate the listing of, and, visa restrictions on foreign persons responsible for or complicit in human rights violations against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI+) persons…While many countries have made tremendous strides in embracing equality for LGBTQI+ community members, others remain stagnant or, worse, are undertaking steps to further marginalize or harm LGBTQI+ community members.
To address these threats, the Administration has taken historic actions to accelerate the march toward full LGBTQI+ equality at home and abroad. The Administration is working to protect the civil rights of all LGBTQI+ persons in the United States, to enable all qualified people– including transgender people – to serve their country in uniform, to promote leadership opportunities for LGBTQI+ people at every level of the Federal government, to advocate for countries to adopt LGBTQI+ friendly policies, to provide full accreditation and fair treatment to same-sex spouses of our diplomatic personnel and family members overseas, and to protect and defend the human rights of LGBTQI+ persons around the world. These actions serve to demonstrate that the Administration is a consistent and reliable partner in the fight for equality at home and abroad. Globally, the Administration’s efforts are guided by the Presidential Memorandum on Advancing the Human Rights of LGBTQI+ Persons Around the World. To further guide implementation of the Memorandum, President Biden appointed the Special Envoy to Advance the Human Rights of LGBTQI+ Persons and ensured that Pride flags fly at U.S. Embassies and Consulates.
When press releases from the budget office start to read like Intersectionality papers written by freshmen at Berkeley, you know we are in trouble.
Insider Intercessory Information
It came as a surprise to many Americans that our embassies were flying gay pride flags in the first place, but it was no surprise to those who live inside the Beltway. Anyone who lives in Washington, D.C. knows that advancing the gay agenda is a top priority for your taxpayer-funded State Department.
While this particular bill may or may not get the support needed to pass into law, it highlights an open secret of Washington D.C.’s establishment, namely that a top priority of U.S. diplomatic relations is to coax and pressure other nations into embracing LGBTQ politics at every level of society.
In fact, questioning that idea could cost you your government job. I personally spoke with a source in D.C. for this article who had opted not to work in the State Department for this very reason.
But it doesn’t just extend to the government. LGBTQ politics are a defining issue for D.C. churches. Many of the old, mainline churches in the nation’s capital feature gay pride flags hanging outside their church buildings. I visited a D.C. church once that hung the flag over the door so you had to walk under it as you entered. This is normal in D.C.
Certain neighborhoods in D.C., such as Dupont Circle, Adams Morgan, and others, are known for their LGBTQ population. In one part of D.C., the street is painted with rainbow colors.
Ambassadors for Christ
As Christians, we are called to be ambassadors for Christ. However, the formal ambassadors for our nation, instead of representing U.S. interests, are distracted by advancing the agenda of one particular minority group: the LGBTQ community.
How can we ask for God’s blessing when we actively pressure the world to reject the teaching of His Word?
On top of that, if the LGBTQ movement is this institutionalized, shouldn’t the intercessors of America be diligent and organized?
The LGBTQ movement is an evangelistic movement in that they seek to spread their “gospel” worldwide. Their “prophets” are in the media, blasting their message relentlessly. If we are to overcome with the gospel of Jesus Christ, we must operate evangelistically and prophetically, covered by the Kingdom intercessors praying God’s will into the earth. We must also remember that our enemies are not flesh and blood, but powers and principalities.
With that in mind, let us pray:
-Father, first we ask for your mercy and forgiveness for our nation for how we have caused the world to stumble. Grant us grace and repentance, that the people could take back their government from elites who have an anti-God agenda.
-Lord, we ask that you clean out the layers of bureaucracy at all levels of government, especially the State Department, where lifetime bureaucrats have nestled in with an agenda that is not in the best interest of the American people. Lord, clean out the house and rededicate it to yourself!
-Holy Spirit, we ask that you move on the heart of our nation. Convict us of sin, righteousness and judgement concerning the teaching of your Word. We ask that our government would operate according to your Word in every way.
-We cannot pray for national reform without also loving the individuals involved. So Father, we bless and pray for all those living in the LGBTQ lifestyle, that your love and truth would flood their life so they can be restored fully to you and to the purpose you have for them.
Verses to press into as you intercede on this issue:
“Why do the nations rageand the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth set themselves,and the rulers take counsel together,against the Lord and against his Anointed, saying, “Let us burst their bonds apartand cast away their cords from us.” (Psalm 2:1-3)
“For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.” (Ephesians 6:12)
[Editor’s note: The timing of this is ironic and prophetic. IFA President David Kubal explained in a post on IFApray.org from December 2019 that during the [Obama] Administration, in order for Ukraine to receive aid from the United States, Ukraine needed to promote LGBT rights. Ukrainian prayer leaders told IFA about the many trips then Vice President Joe Biden made to Ukraine to meet with liberal progressive leaders to ensure that Ukraine would do this. Isn’t it interesting that while the situation in Ukraine intensifies, the Biden Administration is pushing the LGBTQ agenda worldwide through the Global Respect Act?]