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Quincy Center church's gay pride flag stolen again
Quincy (MA) Patriot Ledger ^ | May 28, 2009

Posted on 05/28/2009 8:56:52 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement

QUINCY — For the fourth time in nine months, the gay pride flag flying outside the Church of the Presidents has been vandalized.

The flag was stolen last August, and again last September. Two months later it was burned, and this week it was stolen yet again.

The pastor, the Rev. Sheldon Bennett, said the rainbow flag was taken sometime Monday night, after the church office closed.

The flag flies outside the Parish Hall entrance to the church on Washington Street in Quincy Center. It’s a symbol of the congregation’s support for equal rights for gays, lesbian, bisexuals and transgendered persons.

(Excerpt) Read more at patriotledger.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: church; flag; gays; religiousleft
Is it acceptable to use the term founding fathers?
1 posted on 05/28/2009 8:56:52 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Maybe the Hamburglar’ took it...


2 posted on 05/28/2009 8:58:21 PM PDT by max americana
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
Obviously somebody's not too happy with that flag waving around.
3 posted on 05/28/2009 9:09:27 PM PDT by pray4liberty (http://www.foundersvalues.com/)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

The Rainbow is God’s creation and homosexuals have no business usurping it as their banner.


4 posted on 05/28/2009 9:13:39 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a U.S. Army Infantry Soldier presently instructing at Ft. Benning.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

How to know you are at the wrong church.


5 posted on 05/28/2009 9:18:32 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
support for equal rights for gays, lesbian, bisexuals and transgendered persons.

But not equal rights for Christians that believe homosexuality is a sin?

6 posted on 05/28/2009 9:21:31 PM PDT by John123 (Turn on your teleprompter Obama and read your lips... "No New Taxes!!")
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
The flag flies outside the Parish Hall entrance to the church on Washington Street in Quincy Center

I honestly thought this said Pariah Hall.

7 posted on 05/28/2009 9:23:48 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Putin warned Obama not to pursue Marxism. Obama has ignored him.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

No, the term “founding fathers” is politically incorrect.

It has been mostly replaced by the term “framers” of the constitution. I have to laugh about it because even if you accept the feminist view that “founding fathers” is sexist, they were all in fact men.


8 posted on 05/28/2009 9:24:33 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Someone stole my green sweater. What about that?


9 posted on 05/28/2009 9:25:20 PM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: SoldierDad

They’re Unitarians which explains everything.


10 posted on 05/28/2009 9:31:00 PM PDT by kalee (01/20/13 The end of an error.... Obama even worse than Carter.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

“Pride”? What about anal sex makes one “proud”? Is it really such an achievement?


11 posted on 05/28/2009 9:40:03 PM PDT by montag813
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
The flag was stolen last August, and again last September. Two months later it was burned, and this week it was stolen yet again.

That flag has certainly been through a lot! I can't believe someone bothered to steal it after it was burned. But, then again, it seems kind of odd that they waited two months after it was stolen (twice) to burn the flag.

Then again, the way the article is written, I'm confused. I guess the real question would be: Is the burning a rainbow flag an act of protected free speech (as is the burning of an American flag) or is it considered a hate crime?
12 posted on 05/28/2009 9:52:34 PM PDT by philled (A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.-- GB Shaw)
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To: philled

A TV report mentioned “hate crime” but while that could merely be the opinion of the interviewed, I had the exact immediate sentiment as you wrote.


13 posted on 05/28/2009 10:13:06 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09".... um, what happened?)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
Can you imagine what John and John Quincy Adams would have thought of their church flying a fag flag. They must be turning over in their crypts.
14 posted on 05/28/2009 11:53:31 PM PDT by Semper Mark (Barack Hussein Obama is an enemy of liberty.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
It has been mostly replaced by the term “framers” of the constitution. I have to laugh about it because even if you accept the feminist view that “founding fathers” is sexist, they were all in fact men.

Abigail Adams was ahead of her time. She advised her husband, and he was smart enough to listen to her...and she was a daughter of a preacher to boot. Her mother was also ahead of her time in that she educated her daughters to read and write.

You don't see the feminists adopting Abigail though.

15 posted on 05/29/2009 2:16:11 PM PDT by pray4liberty (http://www.foundersvalues.com/)
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