Skip to comments.Giant American Flag Spotted Laying on the Ground Before Obama University Event
Posted on 09/08/2012 8:46:46 AM PDT by Former Fetus
Full Title: Giant American Flag Spotted Laying on the Ground Before Obama University Event [Update: School Apologizes, Removes Picture, Then Backtracks]
Today, President Obama is slated to travel to the University of Iowa to campaign in the crucial battleground state. The Obama campaigns advance team has been making preparations for the presidents appearance since Monday, sources at the university tell TheBlaze.
But no one was prepared for the photo that was taken at the Obama speaking location as the Democratic National Convention wrapped up in Charlotte, N.C.
The photo is of the preparation for the presidents speech on the quad of the historic Iowa campus. In the near distance sits the stately old Iowa Capitol, and sitting on the ground, a gigantic American flag.
(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...
Was Bill Ayers scheduled to speak?
This past summer, my son got in an argument with the Bible school director. My son is a 17 year old who was helping with the little kids, the Bible school director was a retired Marine. The director wanted my son, who was holding the Christian flag, to dip it to the US flag while we said the pledge to the Christian flag. My son refused to do so, he said that at best we should refrain from dipping both the US and Christian flags. I had to agree with him, I don’t think the rules of flag etiquette applied but to flags of other nations, organizations... What do y’all think?
You were correct, God bows to no man.
Dip it in profound respect. That stars and stripes created a safe place for the Christian flag to stand. It’s about respect and gratitude, while thinking of all the other flags that would never permit Christianity, a christian flag, or anything like it.
If you can’t do that, i would question why you have the American flag in there at all.
Hand salute as Clinton taught us in the Oval Office sink!
Because the flags were on separate staffs, and this was not a service aboard ship for Navy Dept. personnel, there was no need for your son to dip the Christian flag. To follow proper etiquette, he only needed to ensure it was not being held above the U.S. flag.
Hey, it’s just a prop for the One. What’s the big deal? /obvious S
Interesting problem. On the one hand, the Christian flag owes its inspiration to the American flag, and on the other God bows to no nation. While America, until recently, has been a gracious home to Christians, there would not be an America were it not for Christianity and Christians, at least not this America. As the pledge says, “One nation under God, not the other way around. ...Could it be a mistake to Represent God with symbolism, no matter how well meaning that symbolism might be? Does the Father need a flag to represent him when he has the Son, or does the Son need a flag to represent him when he has the Father? Anyhow, I’m glad your son stood up for his beliefs.
One of the University responses was that the flag was laying on a plastic tarp.
That tarp must be EXACTLY the same size as the flag, since you can’t see any of it around the edge.
One flag here....hundreds were left on the floor after the dems.’ convention in Denver in 2008.
I would have to say that the Christian flag bows to no national flag.
The correct quote is: “All this for a #%$&! flag?”
You left out Moochelle’s expletive!
“Giant American Flag Spotted Laying on the Ground Before Obama University Event”
How many eggs did it lay?
Grammar Rule: Chickens lay eggs.
(It’s obvious you didn’t write the title so this isn’t directed at you. Thanks for posting the article.)