Madison’s Capital Times reports:
In a gesture that would have been unthinkable a year ago, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers Friday ordered a rainbow flag to fly above the state Capitol for the first time ever to mark Pride Month. One Republican state lawmaker responded with a tweet that appeared to question the move on religious grounds.
“Is this any more appropriate than erecting the Christian flag over the Capitol?” tweeted Rep. Scott Allen, R-Waukesha, who also invoked the “#religious” hashtag. Allen, whose Twitter bio describes him as a “Child of God,” didn’t immediately respond to a message asking him to explain the tweet.
But he had this response to the Associated Press via Twitter: “It advocates a behavior or lifestyle that some Wisconsin residents may not condone. Therefore it is divisive.”
— Scott E. Allen (@scotte_allen) June 7, 2019
Gay pride rainbow flag raised over Wisconsin state Capitol for the first time. Crowd watching below cheers as it goes up under U.S., state flags
— Scott Bauer (@sbauerAP) June 7, 2019