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Outed LGBT Ambassador Ousted

Over the last two decades, the LGBT community has been flexing its muscles. The rapidity and heft of the movement has taken the world by surprise. Culture has changed dramatically in the West, and now the push is on to bring cultural acceptance and changes in laws in the developing south.

Stephen Langa warning against sexual colonialism

Prompted by a paper by our courageous and visionary friend, Stephan Langa, of the Family Life Network in Uganda, we have written on Sexual Colonialism here.

Sexual colonialism has been pushed by US foreign policy, massive amounts of State Department funding, and more recently by high profile ambassadors who are active members of the LGBT community. The posting of American ambassadors identifying as LGBT and promoting that agenda comprises a powerful cultural and political influence on the world. Many countries in the South are pushing back against this latest form of colonialism.

On June 9, 2015, The Advocate, an LGBT interest magazine, published an article titled, “Out Ambassadors: Global Trade Agreement Will Lift Up LGBT Lives.” The tag line reads, “Eight of the nation’s most powerful out leaders, including ambassadors and an envoy to the State Department, explain how proposed trade agreements will export our values of equality and tolerance.” The article reads, in part,

As Ambassadors, we are on the front lines representing the United States. We know firsthand that U.S. interests are best served when we pursue policies that also advance our values. …

As the seven openly lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex U.S. Ambassadors and the Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons, this approach is particularly important to us. After all, an export is more than just an item we are shipping overseas. It is also a product of the values of the people who created it, which it represents. And while the United States has made important progress in promoting and protecting the human rights of all of its residents, we are constantly reminded of the challenges LGBTI persons continue to face in countries around the world.

Clinton and Obama administrations promoted LGBT overseas

Imposition of LGBT promotion

Here we find the deliberate use of trade policy as a tool for promoting LGBT values. Both the Clinton and Obama administrations used the offices of the US State Department, US AID funding, and trade policies to promote “women’s rights” (read abortion) and the LGBT agenda. These policies, backed by the money and advocacy of the State Department, are nothing less than strong-armed tactics to move sexual colonialism forward. “Embrace our views or lose your funding.”

To give you an idea of how significant these individuals are, here are the titles and postings of those who signed the letter:

  • Daniel B. Baer, U.S. Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
  • John Berry, U.S. Ambassador to Australia
  • Randy Berry, Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons
  • James W. Brewster, U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic
  • James Costos, U.S. Ambassador to Spain
  • Rufus Gifford, U.S. Ambassador to Denmark
  • Robert Holleyman, Deputy United States Trade Representative
  • Ted Osius, U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam

To read the letter go here.

These diplomats are consciously and actively using their posts and the trade policies to disciple nations. That is, they are seeking to subvert cultures that support traditional or natural families, transforming them into LGBT-affirming societies. This is sexual colonialism at its finest.

Is a change coming?

But this trend may be about to change. Juan María Piñero of Actuall, a Spanish online digital “diary,” reports that one of the letter’s signatories, Ambassador to Spain James Costos, the “husband” of Michael Smith, has been brought home. His replacement is Richard Buchan. Buchan and his wife Hannah are the parents of three children. The family owns and runs an organic farm that specializes in 100 varieties of vegetables.

Piñero observes that the new U.S. State Department may be signaling a readiness to break with the previous president’s agenda to “impose the LGBT agenda in the world through diplomatic pressures.”

Perhaps the pushback by the church and family advocacy groups in Africa, Latin America and Asia is having an impact on U.S. government policy.

  • Darrow Miller


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Darrow is co-founder of the Disciple Nations Alliance and a featured author and teacher. For over 30 years, Darrow has been a popular conference speaker on topics that include Christianity and culture, apologetics, worldview, poverty, and the dignity of women. From 1981 to 2007 Darrow served with Food for the Hungry International (now FH association), and from 1994 as Vice President. Before joining FH, Darrow spent three years on staff at L’Abri Fellowship in Switzerland where he was discipled by Francis Schaeffer. He also served as a student pastor at Northern Arizona University and two years as a pastor of Sherman Street Fellowship in urban Denver, CO. In addition to earning his Master’s degree in Adult Education from Arizona State University, Darrow pursued graduate studies in philosophy, theology, Christian apologetics, biblical studies, and missions in the United States, Israel, and Switzerland. Darrow has authored numerous studies, articles, Bible studies and books, including Discipling Nations: The Power of Truth to Transform Culture (YWAM Publishing, 1998), Nurturing the Nations: Reclaiming the Dignity of Women for Building Healthy Cultures (InterVarsity Press, 2008), LifeWork: A Biblical Theology for What You Do Every Day (YWAM, 2009), Rethinking Social Justice: Restoring Biblical Compassion (YWAM, 2015), and more. These resources along with links to free e-books, podcasts, online training programs and more can be found at Disciple Nations Alliance (https://disciplenations.org).


  1. Romina Aliaga

    January 29, 2018 - 9:49 am

    Estoy sorprendida de las estrategias en el avance de la colonización de la cultura LGTB. Gracias por la información !

    • admin

      January 29, 2018 - 10:15 am

      Transation from freetranslation.com: “I am surprised that the strategies in the advancement of the colonization of the LGBT culture. Thanks for the information!”

      Thank you for reading and commenting, Romina.

      Gary Brumbelow