Veterans stand guard around Christian...

Veterans stand guard around Christian flag in NC town after it was removed from war memorial - wtvr

There are 14 comments on the WTVR story from Oct 21, 2010, titled Veterans stand guard around Christian flag in NC town after it was removed from war memorial - wtvr. In it, WTVR reports that:

The Christian flag is everywhere in the small city of King: flying in front of barbecue joints and hair salons, stuck to the bumpers of trucks, hanging in windows and emblazoned on T-shirts. The relatively obscure emblem has become omnipresent because of one place it can't appear: flying above a war memorial in a public park.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at WTVR.

Charles

Richmond, VA

#1 Oct 21, 2010
This country was founded on Christian religious principles, I think that it is time to restore those principles to our government and our own actions.
Not Backing Down

Roanoke, VA

#2 Oct 21, 2010
This is probably the last stretch of Christians backing down. We have had everything that once was sacred stolen from us by Tyrants in a political position of power. Just because you are so sad and pathetic to think that there can be nothing greater than you, does NOT mean that the rest of us have to abide by your ridiculous lack of common sense that we are NOT superior in this universe. You have faith that nothing exists greater than us, or that your chosen idol is superior, we don't try to jail your little butts for it or ssay you can't say it, why are you trying to press our faith in the ground and say we can't express it like you express yours? I bet most of you fools that can't stand Christianity would be begging for Gods help if you were standing at the face of death.....why pretend that you won't have to pay for what you have done? You can hide behind liberal weirdo polititions and their ridiculous laws they make in order to make people think they are getting paid for something, but one day you won't be able to hide from God himself.......Where will Obummer and your liberal saviors be then?
jonah and the big fish

Winston Salem, NC

#3 Oct 21, 2010
Charles wrote:
This country was founded on Christian religious principles, I think that it is time to restore those principles to our government and our own actions.
Spoken like a true Taliban radical muslim. Sone those atheists to death why don't you?
jonah and the big fish

Winston Salem, NC

#4 Oct 21, 2010
Not Backing Down wrote:
This is probably the last stretch of Christians backing down. We have had everything that once was sacred stolen from us by Tyrants in a political position of power. Just because you are so sad and pathetic to think that there can be nothing greater than you, does NOT mean that the rest of us have to abide by your ridiculous lack of common sense that we are NOT superior in this universe. You have faith that nothing exists greater than us, or that your chosen idol is superior, we don't try to jail your little butts for it or ssay you can't say it, why are you trying to press our faith in the ground and say we can't express it like you express yours? I bet most of you fools that can't stand Christianity would be begging for Gods help if you were standing at the face of death.....why pretend that you won't have to pay for what you have done? You can hide behind liberal weirdo polititions and their ridiculous laws they make in order to make people think they are getting paid for something, but one day you won't be able to hide from God himself.......Where will Obummer and your liberal saviors be then?
My ignorant friend, when was the last time you were refrained from praying in your church or home? When has the government stepped in to stop you from speaking with others about your religion or prevented you from trying to save someone from hell? Please give us some examples. I would like to report this to the authorities.
United we stand

Austin, TX

#5 Oct 21, 2010
People, I am a veteran an American and a CHRISTIAN. I follow my faith and love my country. The two can co-exist but must not exist as one. As a veteran I have stood side by side with men and women of all races and religions and regardless of our differences we all stood fought and bled together for our country. When you erect a public park to honor veterans you must honor all of us- not just some of us. Representing 1 faith at a memorial is a dishonorable representation of veterans because it only represents christian soldiers and separates us from each other. Please either remove the flag and stop trying to divide us or post all religious flags and truly represent and honor all of us.
not a teahead

Cartersville, VA

#6 Oct 21, 2010
jonah and the big fish wrote:
<quoted text>
Spoken like a true Taliban radical muslim. Sone those atheists to death why don't you?
most atheist belong to the tea-party. they are to blame.
not a teahead

Cartersville, VA

#7 Oct 21, 2010
United we stand wrote:
People, I am a veteran an American and a CHRISTIAN. I follow my faith and love my country. The two can co-exist but must not exist as one. As a veteran I have stood side by side with men and women of all races and religions and regardless of our differences we all stood fought and bled together for our country. When you erect a public park to honor veterans you must honor all of us- not just some of us. Representing 1 faith at a memorial is a dishonorable representation of veterans because it only represents christian soldiers and separates us from each other. Please either remove the flag and stop trying to divide us or post all religious flags and truly represent and honor all of us.
we here ya, all flags should be erected.
The Christian Way

Burlington, NC

#8 Oct 21, 2010
not a teahead wrote:
<quoted text>
most atheist belong to the tea-party. they are to blame.
What is the religious makeup of the tea party? I don't trust that thsy are atheists, especially none of the atheists I know.
not a teahead

Cartersville, VA

#9 Oct 21, 2010
The Christian Way wrote:
<quoted text>
What is the religious makeup of the tea party? I don't trust that thsy are atheists, especially none of the atheists I know.
PHARISEES perhaps..........
Rick -----Veteran

United States

#10 Oct 22, 2010
I have read all of your comments. This is not about our beliefs but about a flag that is being flown to show respect for our Christian veterans. If you are not a Christian we do not care, it's not about you, it's not about me, its about our fallen soldiers who fought for our right to post these comments. This flag is not to push any religion, it is about respect that the town is not showing some of its veterans by removing it.
Tamerlane

Tallahassee, FL

#11 Oct 22, 2010
Rick -----Veteran wrote:
I have read all of your comments. This is not about our beliefs but about a flag that is being flown to show respect for our Christian veterans. If you are not a Christian we do not care, it's not about you, it's not about me, its about our fallen soldiers who fought for our right to post these comments. This flag is not to push any religion, it is about respect that the town is not showing some of its veterans by removing it.
It is about the Establishment clause.
Whether you like the flag or not, that is what the controversy is about.
Rev Jay Vincent Shore

Scarborough, Canada

#12 Oct 22, 2010
Rick -----Veteran wrote:
I have read all of your comments. This is not about our beliefs but about a flag that is being flown to show respect for our Christian veterans. If you are not a Christian we do not care, it's not about you, it's not about me, its about our fallen soldiers who fought for our right to post these comments. This flag is not to push any religion, it is about respect that the town is not showing some of its veterans by removing it.
Rick, the town taking down a flag shows a lack of respect how?

How are the non-Christian veterans, and the non-Christian general public shown respect by the displaying of a Christian flag?

Namaste,

Rev Jay Vincent Shore
http://absentcapacity.wordpress.com
united we stand

Round Rock, TX

#13 Oct 23, 2010
Again, I think many of you are missing the simple concept that makes flying ONLY that one flag wrong. The problem is that it does exclude veterans from other religions. As a veteran you should know that we do not leave anyone behind or alone---regardless of who they are or what they believe. What would the message be if we only flew the Texas flag in Arlington ? Is that ok? NO we would be dishonoring everyone who died that was not a Texan. This is the same concept that makes flying that flag wrong.
Cujo

Regina, Canada

#14 Oct 26, 2010
Rick -----Veteran wrote:
I have read all of your comments. This is not about our beliefs but about a flag that is being flown to show respect for our Christian veterans. If you are not a Christian we do not care, it's not about you, it's not about me, its about our fallen soldiers who fought for our right to post these comments. This flag is not to push any religion, it is about respect that the town is not showing some of its veterans by removing it.
Did they set up a seperate memorial for non christians? Or do they not deserve the same respect.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

King Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
yuck 6 hr jennifer s 1
charlie lawson (Aug '07) Aug '17 Derwin flinchum 88
Black Honda Civic/looked like spoon wheels Jul '17 Twag06 2
Local bands in king (Apr '08) Dec '16 My Tats 2
who is this sexy tatted up white guy? he just ... (Apr '11) Dec '16 My Tats 6
News N.C. town sued over sculpture of soldier with c... (Jan '15) Dec '16 Spotted Girl 4
Vote for Donald J Trump (Oct '16) Oct '16 MAGA 1

King Jobs

More from around the web

Personal Finance

King Mortgages