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Veterans Angry After Danvers Swaps POW/MIA Flag For LGBT Flag At Town Hall (MA)
boston.cbslocal.com ^ | June 19, 2014 | Beth Germano

Posted on 06/20/2014 9:23:55 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012

DANVERS (CBS) – A compromise has been forged in Danvers where veterans are upset that a POW/MIA flag outside Town Hall was replaced with a gay pride flag for the month of June.

The POW/MIA flag was taken down to mark Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual Pride Month. “We just feel that spot to us is a sacred spot,” said World War II veteran Bruce Eaton, who believes the pride flag is more a political statement. “We think the public should be constantly reminded that these boys were the ones that preserved our right to hang banners and flags in places that we decide.”

It’s the second year the pride flag has flown, and it’s a point of pride for openly gay Selectman David Mills, who believes Danvers took a step forward.“I feel included, part of my own community and I feel more welcome here,” said Mills.

It was up to Town Manager Wayne Marquis to research flag etiquette and come up with a solution, saying the town wants to respect all viewpoints. “We did what we thought was appropriate and didn’t take into accountthe concerns that would be there,” said Marquis.

Since the POW/MIA flag can only be flown under the stars and stripes, the rainbow flag will be moved to another pole flying the Massachusetts state flag for the rest of the month, equally symbolic as the first state to legalize gay marriage.

Veterans believe even one day without their flag is one day too many. This compromise will be met with a more permanent solution for next year as a steering committee will be created to come up with a protocol.

(Excerpt) Read more at boston.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; veterans

1 posted on 06/20/2014 9:23:55 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

If any of these Vets voted for Democrats/Liberals they have no right to complain.


2 posted on 06/20/2014 9:25:38 AM PDT by Obadiah (None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.)
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To: Obadiah

What if someone demanded a Christian flag be put up?


3 posted on 06/20/2014 9:26:34 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

What moron authorized that? I was going to ask what pervert but then realized they’re probably a protected class.


4 posted on 06/20/2014 9:26:52 AM PDT by Kenny
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To: ilovesarah2012

It’s all queer all the time lately. Sick of it.


5 posted on 06/20/2014 9:27:29 AM PDT by dainbramaged ( 165 grain nosler partition)
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To: Obadiah

meet new post commander, Chelsey Manning.


6 posted on 06/20/2014 9:32:54 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: ilovesarah2012

When I was in school all the classrooms had two flags, the U.S. flag and the Christian flag and we said pledges to both of them each morning. Of course that was in “olden times” when everyone was a patriot, there was discipline, respect and actually learning in our schools and our country was morally sound.


7 posted on 06/20/2014 9:35:28 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: ilovesarah2012
If the Lord were to smite two cities today in the manner in which he smote Sodom and Gommorah, those two cities would be San Francisco and Boston.
8 posted on 06/20/2014 9:37:05 AM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: ilovesarah2012
"...This compromise will be met with a more permanent solution for next year as a steering committee will be created to come up with a protocol..."

This is why I have come to dislike government at all levels. They have to set up a "committee" to decide a damn thing like this.

THIS is a drop in the bureaucratic ocean.

9 posted on 06/20/2014 9:37:46 AM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by it"s weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: ilovesarah2012
We may be slouching towards Gomorrah (Robert Bork), but we are galloping towards Sodom.
10 posted on 06/20/2014 9:39:04 AM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001 and 9/11/2012: NEVER FORGET.)
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To: MIchaelTArchangel

I can’t stand Boston - period. Been a long time since it actually delivered anything that measured up to all of its hype. MIT, Harvard, BC - overrated. Even the vaunted Rte 128 is dead.

Even the clam chowder ain’t what it used to be.


11 posted on 06/20/2014 9:42:53 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs (.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

It’s becoming obvious hat CW-II is not only in our future, but it is on our To Do list.

And please, remember ALL the people that do things such as described. Remember their names, their faces, and their addresses.

They will be dealt with...and they will not like the deal.

As for whoever put up that flag...they are known. I fully expect that honorable locals will take care of matters in an Obama-like manner (e.g., screw the laws...you’re getting nailed.) Hey, what’s good for the Obamahole is good for us.

Go to it.


12 posted on 06/20/2014 9:43:08 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: ilovesarah2012

Massachusetts, equally symbolic as the first state to legalize gay marriage
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Willard is the father of same sex marriage...


13 posted on 06/20/2014 9:47:21 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: dainbramaged
Sick of it.

Sick in the strongest of meanings...but yes. I'm with you on that.

14 posted on 06/20/2014 9:50:48 AM PDT by Jagdgewehr (It will take blood.)
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To: RinaseaofDs

My only visit to Boston was in early 1992. I found a really good seafood place by the docks and had some of the best filet of flounder ever.


15 posted on 06/20/2014 9:54:53 AM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.q)
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To: ilovesarah2012

You see, it’s OK for some people to be offended, but not others.

Some people are more equal than the rest of us.

Rainbow flags offend and bully the colorblind! Time to march!


16 posted on 06/20/2014 10:01:55 AM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn...)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Why doesn’t someone market a “straight” flag? Then we could push to have it flown too. It would be interesting to see if straight people were recognized am much and as often of the “alphabet” people. We could even try to get a day or week or month just for us!


17 posted on 06/20/2014 10:15:34 AM PDT by ruesrose (The Anchor Holds)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Sodomites: 1   Veterans: 0

But there's a lot more game to come, I think.


18 posted on 06/20/2014 10:52:38 AM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: Tennessee Nana
Willard is the father of same sex marriage...

For the ignorant.

William Weld, a Republican Governor, appointed Margaret Marshall, a South African, to the State Supreme Court, As the Chief Justice, she presided over the same sex "marriage" ruling Margaret Marshall

Opponents to gay marriage wanted a referendum vote by citizens put on the ballot, The Legislators voted against it 151 to 45 Legislator vote. The supporters claimed that 56 percent of the voters would approve of gay marriage, yet they were afraid to put it to a vote (because they know they lie).

With the Supreme Court and Legislators strongly against him, there is nothing Romney could do, unless you expected him to rule by decree writing executive orders. You know, like Obama.

19 posted on 06/20/2014 11:04:02 AM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts

For the stubborn and uninform...

Willard is the father of same sex marriage...


20 posted on 06/20/2014 11:12:45 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: so_real

I hope so.


21 posted on 06/20/2014 12:55:46 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

What a f**king disgrace to the men who fought and died in WWII.


22 posted on 06/20/2014 8:09:18 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Well......Bye.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

What a f**king disgrace to the men who fought and died in WWII.


23 posted on 06/20/2014 8:09:18 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Well......Bye.)
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