A video showing U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg’s “husband,“ Chasten, leading gay teenagers in a distorted version of the Pledge of Allegiance went viral on social media Wednesday night.
The video, tweeted and denounced by the Richmond, Virginia chapter of gay group Log Cabin Republicans, shows Buttigieg leading the teens – holding their hands over their hearts – in reciting the following “pledge” to the LGBTQ rainbow flag:
"I pledge my heart to the rainbow of the Not So Typical Gay Camp. One camp, full of pride, indivisible, with affirmation and equal rights for all."
Buttigieg, then, waves the rainbow flag in celebration.
Bannister offered no proof that the video went "viral" outside of right-wing anti-LGBT sites (including, weirdly, the supposedly gay Log Cabin Republicans).
CNS' resident homophobe, managing editor Michael W. Chapman, had another anti-flag moment in an April 5 article:
For the first time in U.S. history, the "Transgender Flag" was flown outside of a federal building on March 31, the Transgender Day of Visibility.
The white, pink, and blue striped transgender flag was flown just below the U.S. flag on the flagpole in front of the Department of Health and Human Services building in Washington, D.C.
Chapman went on to whine: "In February 2021, President Biden nominated Rachel Levine, a transgender woman (biological male), to be the Assistant Secretary for Health at the HHS. Levine was confirmed by the Senate (52-48) to that position on March 24, 2021. Only two Republicans joined with the Democrats to confirm Levine." CNS repeatedly attacked Levine during her nomination process.
Thne, an April 12 column by dishonesst Catholic Bill Donohue cheered a Catholic bishop who lashed out at a Catholic middle school that flew a gay pride flag:
Flying a gay pride flag at a Catholic school sends an unmistakable message: We don't buy the Church's teachings on sexual ethics. As such, it is not a plea to respect homosexuals: on the contrary, it is an in-your-face rejection of Catholicism. That this should take place at a time when child abuse is taking place in some schools, and parental rights are under attack — in the name of sexual orientation and gender identity — makes the flag issue all the more reprehensible.
Donohue has repeatedly lied in trying to blame homosexuality for the epidemic of clerical sexual abuse in the Cathollic Church.
Donohue also endorsed the bishop's complaint that the school also flew a Black Lives Matter flag, claiming without evidence that it's "an organization that is responsible for the murder of at least 25 persons and has engaged in arson, vandalism, and looting, often in black neighborhoods" and huffing, "How ironic that these brave Catholic students are still defending an organization whose leaders have ripped off the public — no one more than blacks — by buying mansions for themselves, leaving the black community high and dry." Donohue has unsurprsingly spread lies about BLM as well.