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King, NC Officials Vote to Take Down Christian Flag

There are 24 comments on the The Bully Pulpit story from Sep 16, 2010, titled King, NC Officials Vote to Take Down Christian Flag. In it, The Bully Pulpit reports that:

A Christian flag flying at the Veterans Memorial at Central Park has been removed following a city council vote on Wednesday.

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Rev Jay Vincent Shore

Scarborough, Canada

#21 Oct 22, 2010
Originally Blogged at:

On a recent forum thread on Topix, concerning the Christian flag fiasco at the Veterans Memorial Park in King, North Carolina, the following was posted by one calling themselves “King Citizen.”

Here is what was written by this gem of a fine example of the Christian community:

“City Council and mayor are all Cowards , If you dont stand up to these people you can kiss King Goodbye. Stand up for God, you will be rewarded, someday you will have to answer as to why you didnt stand up for your principles. You are Godless Cowards City Of King ,Pathetic ,Puny, Wimps.”

Let me attest that this same attitude was witnessed by me, in not just one, but repeated situations in repeated churches, and usually when questions were asked, or positions claimed as truth were challenged.

All of a sudden, the “Gospel of Jesus Christ” became the “Wrath of Khan”(or whomever was dishing it out).

The above author, claiming that someone is a coward, is simultaneously using a nom de jure, or a “screen name” which leaves the actual name hidden. Who’s the real coward? I’d have to lean towards saying that “King Citizen” is the coward.

“Pathetic Puny Wimps?”

Anger Management. I prescribe anger management for “King Citizen.”

Further, this “Christian” has veiled threats in the statements:“you can kiss King Goodbye” and “someday you will have to answer as to why…[blah, blah, blah].”

This is what I saw on the way out the door.“How dare you question/challenge us?” Anger, venom and hatred are incompatible with a message of peace.

Perhaps we can all learn from this, including the coward who hides behind the name “King Citizen.”

I am Rev. Jay Vincent Shore, and I wrote this article.


Greensboro, NC

#22 Oct 25, 2010
trikeman wrote:
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well, you certainly have contributed to the debate in a meaningful way. well done.....
well, you certainly have contributed to the debate in a meaningful way. well done!!!!!

King, NC

#23 Oct 28, 2010
Tamerlane wrote:
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I'll help YOU out. Start reading all the cases interpreting the FIrst Amendment, they are law too you know.
Reading the text of the amendment is only the beginning of understanding the law, there is a lot more to it than that. If you are a staunch defender of the First, then you ought to do some homework about how it is applied in 21st century America.
BTW, the flag may or may not be illegal. The flag per se is not my beef here - but the ignorance and prejudice of these so-called Americans and so-called Christians certainly is.
WHAT ARE YOU cant befuddle them with Case law..its not in the bible..
Disappointed Christian

Hickory, NC

#24 Nov 3, 2010

is a page on Facebook that is set up to stand firm in the belief that the Christians should be allowed to have their flag. Now I am a Christian and I fight for my beliefs as any other but when does it go too far? The Leader of this group sends out hate messages to those that it does not like what they have to say such as:

King Christian Flag November 3 at 8:36pm Report
Lindsey? Free thinker? Methodist? You have no clue what you are supposed to be learning from there. Keep reading that part of the constitution fella. It is separated by a ";" which means there is more to it. Maybe your school is behind in the education area, so try homeschooling, or get them to step up.

I served many years in the service only for a punk like you to mock our freedoms and voice crap like that to peaceful people. I may apologize later, but for now, enjoy my vent, because you pissed me off. Get over yourself you foolish person. Look at your profile pic. you look gay and freakish. And yes, I don't tolerate queers or radicals, and you seem to be both. I hate their sin and will teach it to my kids forever. I will never hate the person. Get redeemed in Christ. The same
Christ that is taught in a Methodist church, because I too am also a Methodist. Be respectful. Or be quiet.

Yet also states on the page We add anyone.:-) Look at our info TAB. Located at: 427 Kirby Road King, NC, 27021

Comments do not always reflect our views.(Yet delete those that they dont like what they have to say)

Speak the truth in love!(Bash people for their opinions)

Now after I was added to the group I simply stated
Arguing Christianity: We all win but you have the sore losers who have nothing to contribute & bash people! King Christian Flag, get it together!! Dont you think you could put more $$$ & effort into the homeless, abused kids, or maybe something more useful? Arguing over a flag being flown is making a mockery of the Christian religion. Christians are supposed to let the light shine THRU you not shine the light ON you!

and then I was quickly deleted along with my comment. You have people like Lindsey Ian Cole ( ) who made a comment about the 1st amendment on the page and instead of arguing or even proving their reasons for such they instead bashed someone for simply having an opinion. Is this really what we are supporting and asking everybody to rally around? a bunch of hypocritical christians who are so close-minded? I think that this matter should be brought to life. I do not think that the Veteran's that have laid their life down on the line should really be represented in such a manner. Is this what we are going to allow?

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