Biden’s Pride Month Proclamations Show Just How Far the US Has Fallen

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If you remember much from history class, there’s probably a bit that recalls our nation is founded on Biblical teachings. Our national Constitution, our Declaration of Independence, and just about every federal document in our history include more of the same.

But it has become very clear of late that our current president isn’t interested in maintaining those precedents, no matter what hollow words he quotes.

Joe Biden’s latest “proclamation” proves that even further.

If you hadn’t heard, on Wednesday, he made a proclamation that declares the month of June as a time to “recognize the achievements of the LGBTQI+ community, to celebrate the great diversity of the American people, and to wave their flags of pride high.”

As if encouraging gay marriages, pride parades, etc., weren’t bad enough, now he’s declaring the whole month of June as a time to celebrate what our Christian faith declares as sins.

And to top it all off, he ended his proclamation with a line that can only be described as blasphemous, as if God would bless and share his declarations.

The final line is “IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirty-first day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty-three, and the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-seventh.”

As you know, the phrase “year of our Lord” usually refers to the acknowledgment of an event that is literally denoted by its relation to Christ and Christianity. For instance, the precedent of using such phrasing began with our first President, George Washington, in 1789.

Here, however, it’s simply used to make the proclamation seem more official and possibly give a slight nod to our historical upbringing. Nothing more.

For starters, how do you proclaim an entire month to be a celebration of known sins and yet, at the same moment, attempt to proclaim this as the “year of our Lord?” The two don’t compute.

But more than that, it emphasizes just how far our nation has come. Gone are the days when our national leaders actually believe what they say and do or do it for the greater good.