WASHINGTON — The White House recently retweeted a post from openly homosexual Ambassador to Germany Rick Grenell, noting that the Trump administration has launched a “global campaign to decriminalize homosexuality” and inviting all nations to join the effort.
“We stand in solidarity with LGBT people in countries worldwide that punish, imprison, or even execute individuals on the basis of their sexual orientation,” it wrote on July 26. “The Trump administration has launched a global campaign to decriminalize homosexuality and invites all nations to join us!”
The White House had retweeted a post from Grenell, who wrote, “70+ countries still outlaw homosexuality. Thru @realdonaldtrump’s leadership, we are fighting back. Today, in Berlin, multiple LGBTI leaders agreed that criminalizing homosexuality violates basic human rights.”
However, some pushed back at Grenell’s tweet, notating that “LGBTI violate nature’s laws & most importantly they violate God’s laws.”
“It should not become normal in any way. God destroyed cities with fire for this,” another commented.
As previously reported, in February, NBC News reported that Grenell would be leading the effort to decriminalize homosexuality worldwide.
It noted that “[t]he U.S. embassy is flying in LGBT activists from across Europe for a strategy dinner to plan to push for decriminalization in places that still outlaw homosexuality — mostly concentrated in the Middle East, Africa and the Caribbean.”
Grenell, an open homosexual, also told Fox News in April that Vice President Mike Pence was supportive of the effort.
“I … want to just point out the fact that the vice president, Mike Pence, is fully on board with my push to decriminalize homosexuality around the world,” he said, as he sought to push back against assertions from Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg that Pence is “anti-gay.”
The ambassador noted that homosexuality is illegal in 71 countries, and in some nations, it can result in prison time or the death penalty.
“Mike Pence is on board with decriminalizing homosexuality around the world,” Grenell repeated. “I think that speaks volumes.”
The U.S. Embassy in Berlin posted several tweets last month showing Grenell’s participation in Germany’s pride parade, using hashtags such as #decriminalizehomosexuality and #notacrime. See examples here, here and here.
In May, President Trump posted two tweets in recognition of “Pride Month,” asking Americans to “stand in solidarity” with homosexuals who live in countries where such sexual practices are illegal, as well as for nations to join his administration’s campaign to decriminalize homosexuality worldwide.
“As we celebrate LGBT Pride Month and recognize the outstanding contributions LGBT people have made to our great nation, let us also stand in solidarity with the many LGBT people who live in dozens of countries worldwide that punish, imprison, or even execute individuals on the basis of their sexual orientation,” he wrote.
“My administration has launched a global campaign to decriminalize homosexuality and invite all nations to join us in this effort!” Trump urged.
The Center for Family and Human Rights (C-Fam) further notes that last year, “State Department representatives pressured governments to accept ‘sexual orientation and gender identity’ in international law. Additionally, the U.S. Ambassador to the UN Economic and Social Council made an impassioned plea during the General Assembly for homosexual issues.”
The United States is also listed as a member nation of the UN LGBTI Core Group alongside Canada, the U.K., Australia, Germany, France and Israel, among others.
As previously reported, The Bible teaches in Genesis 19 that the city of Sodom was full of various wickedness, including homosexuality. It states that as the men of Sodom saw angels enter into Lot’s home, “both old and young” surrounded the house and called out, “Where are the men which came in to thee this night? Bring them out unto us, that we may know them.”
“I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly,” Lot replied.
The angels then “smote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness” so that they could not enter, and advised Lot, “[W]e will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the Lord, and the Lord hath sent us to destroy it.”
In the New Testament, Jude, the earthly brother of Jesus, pointed to the sorrowful fate of Sodom, writing, “Sodom and Gomorrah, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.”
He later encouraged Christians in light of the rampant sin of the last days to “have compassion [on souls], making a difference, and others save with fear.”
“[Y]e, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life,” Jude urged.