(Article by Steve Watson republished from Summit.news)
The image shows a silhouetted individual throwing up a salute along with the rainbow, black and brown and trans colours and the Air Force seal.
The gender of the individual isn’t clear, but it is clearly a depiction of a uniformed service member.
The caption reads “June is #PrideMonth! The Department of the Air Force proudly recognizes and celebrates generations of LGBTQI+ service members and their contributions to our #AirForce & #SpaceForce.”
The Air Force Global Strike Command responded to the tweet, writing, “Our diversity is our competitive advantage.”
Our diversity is our competitive advantage https://t.co/fgbaSLXtvX
— Air Force Global Strike Command (@AFGlobalStrike) June 7, 2023
Many were not impressed:
What an embarrassment
— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) June 7, 2023
Why is the Service member SALUTING the alphabet cult flag?
Its illegal for a uniformed service member to salute anything but the American flag.
This cult is actively disgracing our military and replacing the American flag like we are a conquered people.
This must stop.
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) June 7, 2023
The only colors American military ought to salute are Red, White, and Blue. https://t.co/cRu3JgSLRB
— Rep. Ralph Norman (@RepRalphNorman) June 7, 2023
They would die laughing at us. ?
— Nancy the Neanderthal ?? (@nan_mclellan) June 8, 2023
Can we have a I am normal month; a heterosexual month; I work for a living month; I’m not on public assistance month; I don’t do drugs month; and I support the Blue month?
— R2D (@hoopster26) June 8, 2023
— Francis White (@whit1736) June 8, 2023
My father served 25 years in the USAF and retired a Colonel. He's rolling over in his grave at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery.
He was in charge of "Personnel", back in the day...I'm sure it would be called "HR" in today's world.
This wouldn't have happened on his watch.
— Lar ?? (@Lar97240724) June 8, 2023
We salute the American flag. Diversity of thought is our advantage.... Color and who you sleep with doesn't affect squat.
— Danger Close Apparel ?? (@DangerCloseApp) June 8, 2023
How are LGBTQI+ service members contributions any greater then the men and women (who are actually men and women) who truly stand for this country. This is a disgrace. The world is laughing at our weakness
— Sue Piller (@SuePiller) June 8, 2023
?pride month...how about a whole month of honoring veterans? Disgusting display
— Colleen (@colleen0629) June 7, 2023
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