Biden fires culture war salvo with big LGBTQ celebration

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US President Joe Biden used a packed White House gay pride celebration Wednesday to tell young LGBTQ Americans they have his support in the growing culture wars ahead of November midterm elections.

“My message to all the young people: Just be you, you are loved,” Biden said to cheers. “I want you to know that as your president, all of us on this stage have your back. We have your back.”

Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and several cabinet members — including openly gay Transport Secretary Pete Buttigieg — joined hundreds of cheering representatives from the LGBTQ community in the White House East Room to celebrate Pride Month.

“Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites” 1 Corinthians 6:9

Attendees listen as US President Joe Biden celebrates Gay Pride Month

Biden signed an executive order aimed at providing federal support on a variety of rights in the LGBTQ community that the White House sees as under attack from Republican state-level leaders — especially in Florida, where potential presidential candidate Governor Ron DeSantis has put combating “woke” culture at the heart of his agenda.

The executive order addresses “discriminatory legislative attacks against LGBTQI+ children and families, directing key agencies to protect families and children.”

It seeks to prevent so-called “conversion therapy,” boost health care programs against youth suicide, support LGBTQ foster families and protect against homelessness in the community.

The high profile intervention by Biden aimed to counter an “onslaught of hateful… legislation that we’re seeing in the states,” a senior official told reporters.

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