Gay pride flag sparks debate in Lafay...

Gay pride flag sparks debate in Lafayette

There are 14 comments on the The Times story from Jul 9, 2013, titled Gay pride flag sparks debate in Lafayette. In it, The Times reports that:

LAFAYETTE -- For some, it was a symbol of progress in Acadiana when the flag of the gay community was raised last month in Girard Park.

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“Building Better Worlds”

Since: May 13

Europa

#2 Jul 9, 2013
If you allow ANY non-government flag to fly on a government flagpole (even I don't think that's a good idea), then you must allow ALL flags.

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#4 Jul 9, 2013
The PUBLIC owns the flagpole. It's called PUBLIC property.

Therefore ANY member of the public should be allowed to use the dang pole!

Good lord isn't there more important stuff to concern ourselves with than what gets run up a flagpole?

It's not like people are being forced to swear allegiance to these other flags!

I'm shocked that libertarian queens support such Machiavellian/Draconian causes.

“Building Better Worlds”

Since: May 13

Europa

#5 Jul 9, 2013
DNF wrote:
The PUBLIC owns the flagpole. It's called PUBLIC property.
Therefore ANY member of the public should be allowed to use the dang pole!
Good lord isn't there more important stuff to concern ourselves with than what gets run up a flagpole?
It's not like people are being forced to swear allegiance to these other flags!
I'm shocked that libertarian queens support such Machiavellian/Draconian causes.
I disagree. It's a government flagpole. Thee was a similar controversy, and rightly so, when certain governments in the south flew the Confederate Battle Flag (which is the so-called "Stars & Bars" which was NOT the "Flag of the Confederate States Of America, as many mistakenly believe).

Supposed somebody want to fly the Nazi flag, or the flag of the defunct Soviet Union, or Communist China ? Should that be allowed ? I don't think so.

If you want to fly your own flag in the park, then bring your own flagpole.
Straight Sh00ter

Lawrence, KS

#6 Jul 9, 2013
The fagflag, it's a rag.
You don't see Willie Robertson wearing it on his head!

“Building Better Worlds”

Since: May 13

Europa

#7 Jul 9, 2013
I made a mistake above. The Confederate Battle Flag is not "The Stars And Bars". "The Stars And Bars" IS the flag of The Confederate States Of America, but is an entirely different design than the familiar Confederate Battle flag.

The point is they shouldn't be flown on government flagpoles.

ONLY flags specifically prescribed by law should be flown on government flagpoles. Any other flag should be flown on it's own pole.

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#8 Jul 9, 2013
Europa Report wrote:
<quoted text>
I disagree. It's a government flagpole. Thee was a similar controversy, and rightly so, when certain governments in the south flew the Confederate Battle Flag (which is the so-called "Stars & Bars" which was NOT the "Flag of the Confederate States Of America, as many mistakenly believe).
Supposed somebody want to fly the Nazi flag, or the flag of the defunct Soviet Union, or Communist China ? Should that be allowed ? I don't think so.
If you want to fly your own flag in the park, then bring your own flagpole.
You're an idiot!

You say your a libertarian yet parrot the most racist and xenophobic parts of the Republican extreme right.

For a libertarian to say the land doesn't belong to the people but instead belongs to the government shows you are no libertarian except in your fantasies!

BTW did you understand why S.C. didn't allow direct voting for POTUS now? It had nothing to do with the "right to vote" per se, it was about the right to vote directly for the electors in the electoral college!

I still think the only reason you passed political science is because you did something "special" for the professor or he was just an idiot!
(Professors in Poi Sci tend to teach their political views rather than facts!)

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#9 Jul 9, 2013
Straight Sh00ter wrote:
The fagflag, it's a rag.
You don't see Willie Robertson wearing it on his head!
WHO?
And so what if someone wears it on their head. I remember a lot of people being pissed about American flag doo-rags and others!

Create your own flag if you want and I'll stand by your right to display it on public property. After all a park isn't the same as a government office! DOLT!
Straight Sh00ter

Lawrence, KS

#10 Jul 9, 2013
DNF wrote:
<quoted text>WHO?
And so what if someone wears it on their head. I remember a lot of people being pissed about American flag doo-rags and others!
Create your own flag if you want and I'll stand by your right to display it on public property. After all a park isn't the same as a government office! DOLT!
Gays aren't human.

“Building Better Worlds”

Since: May 13

Europa

#11 Jul 9, 2013
DNF wrote:
<quoted text>You're an idiot!
You say your a libertarian yet parrot the most racist and xenophobic parts of the Republican extreme right.
For a libertarian to say the land doesn't belong to the people but instead belongs to the government shows you are no libertarian except in your fantasies!
BTW did you understand why S.C. didn't allow direct voting for POTUS now? It had nothing to do with the "right to vote" per se, it was about the right to vote directly for the electors in the electoral college!
I still think the only reason you passed political science is because you did something "special" for the professor or he was just an idiot!
(Professors in Poi Sci tend to teach their political views rather than facts!)
There is NO "right to vote" (so says SCOTUS). And DON'T fly a flag whee you're not allowed to.

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#12 Jul 9, 2013
Straight Sh00ter wrote:
<quoted text>
Gays aren't human.
Look at the X-Rays fool!

http://weheartit.com/entry/66640477

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#13 Jul 9, 2013
LMAO!@'straight shooter". Talking to you is like trying to find the clean end of a turd!
MURICA

Everett, WA

#16 Jul 16, 2013
Makes me f**king sick. Replacing an American flag with a gay flag is just a way of saying: HEY! MY SEXUALITY IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN YOUR STUPID COUNTRY!"

“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#17 Jul 16, 2013
MURICA wrote:
(nothing worth repeating)
Pudding, your psychological, emotional and maturity problems are nobody's problem but your own.

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#18 Jul 17, 2013
MURICA wrote:
Makes me f**king sick. Replacing an American flag with a gay flag is just a way of saying: HEY! MY SEXUALITY IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN YOUR STUPID COUNTRY!"
Oh PUH _LEEESE miss thing. The flag I Pledge Allegiance to with my hand on my heart is the Red White and Blue.

Next you'll be saying grandmas are witches when they hang a Halloween decoration.

It's our PRIDE Flag. Just as displaying a beautiful stained glass window in a church is a symbol of pride. And both speak of hope for mankind.

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/photobo...

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