EPA Celebrates 'Gay and Lesbian Pride Month'

By Susan Jones | July 7, 2008 | 8:06 PM EDT

(CNSNews.com) - "I thought you might like to know that the EPA, funded by your tax dollars, has joined the push for the homosexual agenda," a conservative advocacy group is telling its supporters.

The American Family Association is urging conservatives to email a note of protest to EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson and President Bush.

In a recent message to "All EPA Employees," the agency announced it would "recognize the diversity of our workforce by celebrating and observing Gay and Lesbian Pride Month."

The theme of this year's event is "Pride, Not Prejudice," the message noted. "As members of the EPA workforce and community, it is important that we treat each other with dignity and respect," the message said.

The EPA's Office of Civil Rights has something called a "Diversity Program for Sexual Orientation," which is sponsoring an "opening ceremony" for Gay and Lesbian Pride Month on June 14 in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center.

At another event later in June, the executive director of Equality Canada will speak to EPA employees. The EPA said other "gay pride" activities will take place at regional offices and laboratories over the course of the month.

"Please join us at these events and encourage all employees to attend," the message concluded.

The American Family Association says the EPA has no business "celebrating this destructive and unhealthy lifestyle" on the taxpayers' dime.

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