“An Insult to Our Country”: Based Jamaicans Call Pride Flag at US Embassy an Imperialist Symbol of Hostility to Their Culture and Values
Some Jamaicans are beginning to actively demand the removal of the rainbow “pride flag” from the US Embassy in Kingston.
A TV news report out of the Caribbean island nation features interviews with protesters who object to the flag as a symbol of cultural imperialism, specifically as a hostility to Christianity and the Jamaican way of life.
“You have to understand what that multicolored flag represents,” said a spokeswoman for the Jamaica Coalition for a Healthy Society. “It represents normalizing perverse sexual behaviors and lifestyle choices, behaviors and lifestyles that lead to disease and death. Our Christian duty is to speak the truth in love.”
Another protester claimed the flying of the flag violates the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, citing Article 3.1 (c) and sub-articles 20 and 41.
“[The US is] hostile to our laws, our culture, and our whole democratic system,” he said. “Instead of flying the Jamaican flag, they have decided to fly [the pride flag], and that is an insult to our country.”
Big League Politics reported in February that Biden’s secretary of state Antony Blinken was going to order the pride flag flown at US embassies around the world:
President Biden’s Secretary of State nominee Antony Blinken has announced that he will fly LGBT pride flags at US embassies across the world once again, reversing a previous order from the Trump administration.
Outfront Magazine, which refers to itself as a “queer news publication,” reported that at his confirmation hearing in January, Blinken said the Biden administration will not only fly the LGBT pride flag on a greater scale, he will appoint an “envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTQ persons.” Outfront says this was a position created by Barack Obama in 2015 that was never filled by the Trump administration.
Facilitating the worldwide spread of identity ideologies will forever be a stain on the US Empire. Good for those Jamaicans who are taking a stand against it.