Yes, I think one can get their point across without changing the colors of the flag. However, I will support someone's right to create a piece of art that represents their feelings and ideology. That is the beauty of our country. We don't imprison or kill people for displaying drawings that we don't like.<quoted text>I don't agree with edog's post. However, I also don't think it's appropriate to interject national symbols ... symbols that are supposed to unit us ... into a highly divisive political issue.
Can't some things be above politics? Does something that many folks on both sides of the issue find sacred, such as the United States flag, really need to be rainbow? It's something revered in this country. Can't one get the point across that they support gay marriage by just using the standard rainbow flag?
IMO, I think that when people use statements or images for shock value, they lose much of the message because people are too focused on the shock. Not everyone shares my opinion, though, and they are free to express themselves however they like. They just have to be prepared for any reactions from their audience.