Tony Perkins writes for the Christian Post:
Within 24 hours, an investigation had been launched by NYPD’s Hate Crime Task Force and a replacement flag — larger than the one that proclaimed “Make America Gay Again” — had already been hung. Imagine if this woman had set fire to an America flag. Would the press race to the scene and mourn the lack of national pride across their platforms? Of course not, because in this age of identity politics, we’ve gotten to the point where setting fire to a rainbow flag is a “hate crime” and burning Old Glory is self-expression.
Frankly, the fact that a single act of arson can make national news is astonishing in an age when mobs can burn down entire cities with the ruling class’s blessing. If you’re starting to believe double standards are America’s only standards, you’re not alone. When burning our flag is “protected speech,” and a banner of sexual fanaticism is untouchable, we’ve passed the point of absurdity as a nation. And yet, these are the lessons our children have been taught: you can kneel for the national anthem but not refuse to wear a rainbow.
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Perkins’ column was first published on the Family Research Council’s site last week and was republished today by the Christian Post with the headline, “Why so much outrage over the burning of an LGBT Pride flag?”
“Imagine if this woman had set fire to an America flag. Would the press race to the scene and mourn the lack of national pride across their platforms?”
The hysteria over the SoHo incident is a powerful illustration of where we are as a nation. @tperkins https://t.co/Vj4gvWMrS0
— The Washington Stand (@WSHStand) February 22, 2023