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George Bush’s Peace Corps is contributing your hard-earned tax dollars to the cause of cultural revolution – specifically the promotion of the radical homosexual political agenda.

One recent example is a proclamation by Bush’s Peace Corps director, Gaddi Vasquez, designating June as “Gay and Lesbian Pride Month” in his agency.

“Pride Month is a time to appreciate and celebrate contributions that Gay and Lesbian [Americans] have made to our society,” Vasquez said in making the proclamation. “The Peace Corps is committed to maintaining a diverse workforce reflective of our nation’s citizenry. Creating a work environment where each employee and volunteer is valued and afforded mutual respect, regardless of their sexual orientation, is a key element of the Peace Corps organizational culture.”

June, Vasquez pointed out, “commemorates the 1969 ‘Stonewall Rebellion,’ which marks the birth of the modern gay civil rights movement.”

Just as Bill Clinton did annually, Vasquez and other Bush appointees hold up as courageous heroes those who touched off the homosexual-rights movement 30 years ago in what they call the “Stonewall Rebellion.”

Clinton went so far as to have his National Park Service add the Stonewall Inn, plus nearby park and neighborhood streets surrounding it to the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.

I bet you’re beginning to wonder what this Stonewall Inn is and what the “rebellion” there was all about. Personally, I’m getting extremely sick of how this event has been twisted by some very twisted people.

Here are the actual events of Friday, June 27, 1969, as recorded in the New York Times, other newspapers and the accounts of the most famous homosexual chronicler, Martin Duberman, author of “Stonewall.”

Police raided the Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street in Greenwich Village because of reports the establishment was selling liquor without a license.

As police began loading some patrons into a paddy wagon, a crowd gathered. Bottles, beer cans and garbage cans were hurled at officers. An uprooted parking meter was turned into a makeshift battering ram, blockading some of the police inside the bar and then setting it on fire.

Reinforcements were called out to rescue the police officers trapped inside, but the rioting continued for two hours with a total of 12 arrested. The disturbances continued for four successive nights.

Rebellion? Historic? Is that how our national leaders truly view this tempest in a teacup? A bar is raided because its liquor license is not in order. That must be the harassment. A few people are arrested. That must be the mistreatment. That touches off rioting and arson. That must be the courage.

The Stonewall riots of 1969 are now being mythologized as something comparable to the Boston Massacre. Hel-loooo. This was a riot outside a bar, folks. Get real. If I were a homosexual political activist – which, thank God, I’m not – I would be embarrassed that the seminal event of my “resistance” movement was a skirmish outside a “gay” bar. I’d be mortified that the way my colleagues define freedom is the ability to drink alcohol in an unlicensed club. Hey, I’m as much of a rebel as the next guy, but this is … well … pathetic.

But the most unbelievable part of it is that the president of the United States buys into the whole lie – or at least gives his Peace Corps director the permission to spend taxpayer dollars promoting this event and the homosexual agenda in newspaper ads.

Do Bush and Vasquez suggest to young people today that it is appropriate behavior – even courageous – to riot outside bars because of police actions? Are they advocating violent civil disobedience? It would seem so, if Stonewall is now deemed a heroic action. It’s a strange position for a president of the United States. Even stranger for a “Peace” Corps director.

Imagine, folks, every year from now on, June will be designated by your federal government as Gay and Lesbian Pride Month by official proclamation of the president of the United States. Your tax dollars are being used to enshrine the Stonewall Inn bar in Greenwich Village and surrounding streets and parks as a historical monument to the pointless mayhem that took place there for four nights in 1969.

Before next June rolls around, you may want to let your president know what you think about this kind of pandering. You might want to let Peace Corps Director Vasquez know, too.

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