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North Carolina Residents Defy Officials & Hold 24 Hour Vigil to Keep Christian Flag at Memorial
Gateway Pundit ^ | 09/25/10 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 09/25/2010 12:43:22 PM PDT by American Dream 246

The people fight back…






A group of residents in Stokes County North Carolina are fighting back against the authorities to keep a Christian flag at a war memorial. WXII reported:

A group of Stokes County residents said Thursday they plan to stake out the Veterans Memorial every hour of every day for the next month, ensuring that a Christian flag is being displayed at the site.

A group of about 15 people were displaying the flag at the site Thursday. King City Council members voted last week to remove the flag after determining that fighting a potential lawsuit wasn’t worth it.

The 24/7 vigil is being organized by Ray Martini, a Vietnam War veteran. By Thursday afternoon, a tent had been erected to provide shelter.

Members of the community have vehemently opposed the removal of the flag, staging a rally on Monday evening attended by several hundred in the community. Many residents have been scurrying to buy Christian flags to display on homes and cars. A local Christian retailer said Wednesday they haven’t been able to keep up with the demand.

An anonymous man complained to City Manager John Cater earlier this summer, saying that flying the flag was unconstitutional. Cater then received a letter from the American Civil Liberties Union charging that flying the flag on public property violates the Constitution.

The man refused to identify himself, saying he fears for his family, home and business. He has said he is a veteran of the war in Afghanistan.

The man said earlier this week that he also wants a cross removed from a small display at the site that shows a soldier kneeling at the grave of a fallen comrade.

The people have had enough. Good for them.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: christianflag; christianity; christians; cross; freedomofreligion; freespeech; islam; military; northcarolina; obama; palin; religion; veterans

1 posted on 09/25/2010 12:43:26 PM PDT by American Dream 246
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To: American Dream 246

The people fight back…

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It has just started. We have been pushed back by an increasingly alien government and increasingly deranged left for generations now. The resistance has just begun.


2 posted on 09/25/2010 12:47:41 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (3 great American Thomases: Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine and Thomas Sowell.)
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To: American Dream 246

Although I’m an deist at best, I love Christian values. Carry on Christian soldiers...never give up your values that have made the World so much better.


3 posted on 09/25/2010 12:48:55 PM PDT by A Navy Vet ( An Oath Is Forever.)
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To: American Dream 246

I would tell him to “go to hell”, but he is already headed in that direction, it seems! Good for these Christian patriots!


4 posted on 09/25/2010 12:50:31 PM PDT by WVKayaker (Faith is putting all your eggs in God's basket, then counting your blessings before they hatch.)
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To: American Dream 246

The people have had enough. Good for them.

these people have had enough, what about the rest of us...


5 posted on 09/25/2010 12:51:01 PM PDT by ronnied (target shooters don't raise toilet seats...)
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To: American Dream 246
People who mess with war memorials or other folk's grave sites, or memorial sites provided in place of graves (where you don't have a body for example), really get themselves into trouble.

Frankly, the guy who complained is lucky he wasn't skinned alive, chopped into pieces and tossed into the fields to be eaten by wild dogs ~ but I digress.

If he crawled on broken glass to apologize, and ratted out the ACLU punk he complained to, maybe he can be readmitted to the community, but otherwise I'd say he needs to leave town soon.

Same with the ACLU punk.

These people are ghouls and should be treated as such.

6 posted on 09/25/2010 12:53:02 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: American Dream 246
ENOUGH!!!!

Yes!

Bless Them....
7 posted on 09/25/2010 12:53:04 PM PDT by PigRigger (Donate to http://www.AdoptAPlatoon.org - The Troops have our front covered, let's guard their backs!)
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To: American Dream 246

This MUST happen across the nation. THE PEOPLE must IGNORE the rulings of leftist judges and county/town/city/state bureaucrats and political hacks.


8 posted on 09/25/2010 12:57:21 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: American Dream 246

Patriots!!!

9 posted on 09/25/2010 12:59:41 PM PDT by born2bfree
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To: American Dream 246

This “wall of separation” nonsense has to go. It won’t go until more people like these stand up for their Natural, Constitutional rights.


10 posted on 09/25/2010 1:11:15 PM PDT by Jacquerie (A great empire and little minds go ill together - Edmund Burke to Parliament, 1775)
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To: American Dream 246

If the majority would fight back like this everytime, in even greater numbers, we wouldn’t be lead by the whining weasly minority


11 posted on 09/25/2010 1:12:26 PM PDT by jackspyder
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To: American Dream 246

The ACLU has exposed itself as a hypocritical enemy of America.

It needs to be suppressed.


12 posted on 09/25/2010 1:15:37 PM PDT by ZULU (No nation which tried to tolerate Islam escaped Islamization)
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To: American Dream 246
the American Civil Liberties Union charging that flying the flag on public property violates the Constitution.

They really don't have a leg to stand on. I don't think the flag is there because Congress made a law establishing its presence.

13 posted on 09/25/2010 1:30:24 PM PDT by tbpiper
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To: American Dream 246
Strict secularism - another hallmark of fascists. Keep up the good work fellow Christians.

To me the key point here is that members of the community overwhelmingly want the flag displayed. It is only some fascist in the ACLU (4 lies in one) in some far-off socialist haven that has a problem. F 'em.

14 posted on 09/25/2010 1:33:04 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (obama out now! I'll keep my money, my guns, and my freedom - you can keep the change.)
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To: jackspyder

Exactly. Please pass this along to all your friends. May be next time someone will do it somewhere else. We have to start fighting back hard.


15 posted on 09/25/2010 1:35:53 PM PDT by American Dream 246 (Open your eyes. Freedom is not a one day fight. Enemies of Freedom are legion.)
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To: ZULU
ACLU - 4 lies in one:

American - if it is American, how come it's values and actions are almost always anti-American and go against the values held by a majority of Americans?

Civil - they are anything but civil, threatening or bringing lawsuits at the drop of a hat.

Liberty - that's a laugh, the stomp on more peoples' liberties than any other group in America save maybe Congress.

Union - funny that an organization that is so divisive would have union in its name. Then again, so-called liberals love the lie, love to lie, so maybe it isn't so odd.

16 posted on 09/25/2010 1:36:36 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (obama out now! I'll keep my money, my guns, and my freedom - you can keep the change.)
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To: ThunderSleeps

Perhaps they mean “Union” as in “Soyuz”?


17 posted on 09/25/2010 1:56:26 PM PDT by FormerLib (Sacrificing our land and our blood cannot buy protection from jihad.-Bishop Artemije of Kosovo)
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To: American Dream 246

The libs want to take God out of Government so the Government can become gods.


18 posted on 09/25/2010 1:57:14 PM PDT by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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To: OldMissileer
The libs want to take God out of Government so the Government can become gods.

And this is our role to stop it and "restore God and Honor" in our country.
19 posted on 09/25/2010 2:10:03 PM PDT by American Dream 246 (Open your eyes. Freedom is not a one day fight. Enemies of Freedom are legion.)
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To: Psalm 144

Bump


20 posted on 09/25/2010 2:31:58 PM PDT by dcwusmc (A FREE People have no sovereign save Almighty GOD!!! III OK We are EVERYWHERE)
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To: American Dream 246

Yes.. it makes no sense that Muslims support liberals.. since the majority of what they support is conservative... the only reason is obvious.


21 posted on 09/25/2010 3:40:20 PM PDT by Former
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To: American Dream 246
The man refused to identify himself, saying he fears for his family, home and business. He has said he is a veteran of the war in Afghanistan.

yeah right and I'm Stonewall Jackson

22 posted on 09/25/2010 4:10:07 PM PDT by Charlespg
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To: American Dream 246

I don’t know what being a veteran of a war has anything to do with it. Does fighting in a war give you immunity to be a total jerk the rest of your life. Do they somehow think they are above reproach.


23 posted on 09/25/2010 4:15:57 PM PDT by beandog
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