AUSTIN — As children in Texas face permanently disfiguring gender operations and homosexual adults face a high risk of disease, local governments across the state are endorsing the behaviors that cause those tragedies.
Earlier this month, national controversy arose as President Joe Biden’s administration allowed the U.S. Embassy at the Vatican to display a rainbow “pride” flag—the symbol used to promote LGBT sexual behavior—outside their building for the month of June.
“As a Catholic, I’m curious to know if the Biden-Harris Embassy in the Holy See will promote respect for Catholic teaching on family and freedom of conscience – or whether we can simply expect more political stunts like this,” tweeted Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts.
For Texans, similar stories are already happening much closer to home.
In Texas’ capital city, the Austin Police Department recently announced new official rainbow police uniform patches and hats, available to the officers during this month.
“Happy PRIDE Month to all who are celebrating!” the police department tweeted. “APD is the first police department in the State of Texas to adopt a PRIDE patch and we are excited that @Chief_Chacon has authorized APD personnel to wear these awesome hats and patches during the month of June.”
All money raised through purchasing these hats and patches benefit @LGPOA_Austin’s scholarship program that supports LGBTQ+ Identified Youth and allies of LGBTQ+ who need assistance with attending an accredited college or university. pic.twitter.com/R1nskGLoBn
— Austin Police Department (@Austin_Police) June 6, 2021
Citizens reacted to the announcement.
“What other sexual proclivities will you be supporting?” tweeted one individual.
“This is wrong. We don’t need a special class of citizens. We need to treat everyone the same,” wrote another.
“I love APD but literally NO ONE CARES ABOUT WHO YOU’RE HAVING SEX WITH!” a citizen tweeted. “Stop trying
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