On Tuesday afternoon President Barack Obama issued his eighth and final proclamation declaring June LGBT Pride Month. By Tuesday evening some conservatives were outraged, taking to social media and voicing their anger on right wing websites that falsely claimed the President had “ordered” Americans to celebrate LGBT Pride.
A website called Young Conservatives (among others) published an article titled, “Obama Declares June ‘LGBT Pride Month’ and Orders Americans to ‘Celebrate Diversity,'” which of course is false – the President did not and cannot “order” Americans to celebrate anything. Many of the comments, needless to say, are horrendous.
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