Hijinx from the ACLU

More ALCU hijinx, from the site of site of KPEL radio:

ACLU Of Louisiana Voices Opposition To Potential Lafayette Flags Ordinance

LAFAYETTE, La. (KPEL) — The executive director of Louisiana’s chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union is cautioning against a proposed ordinance that could limit what types of flags could be flown on government-owned flagpoles.

The comments come after controversy surrounding a gay pride flag that was flown at Girard Park in Lafayette shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act.

Lafayette City-Parish councilman Andy Naquin is considering an ordinance that would only allow the U.S. flag, the Louisiana state flag, and the City of Lafayette flag to be flown on government flagpoles. However, Naquin also indicated to the Daily Advertiser that he might consider certain exceptions, such as the flying of the Mardi Gras flag.

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The ACLU jumps in when it is a matter of a “gay pride” flag.  Let’s not limit what flags can be flown!

Would the ACLU have jumped in were it a matter of the “Stars and Bars”? The Confederate “battle flag”?

It is hard to deny that the Confederate flag is still pretty popular in some places, probably a lot more popular than a rainbow flag that symbolizes aberrant sexual appetites.

Would the ACLU defend the flying of the Stars and Bars in Louisiana?

As it turns out, NOPE.  They argued, in Louisiana, that the “battle flag” wounds people of color.

Here is some news for the ACLU, having invasive, militant homosexuality crammed down our throats offends people of heterosexuality.

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11 Responses to Hijinx from the ACLU

  1. Fr AJ says:

    I read in the past day or two that the ACLU has filed suit to overturn Pennsylvania’s law banning gay marriage.

  2. pfreddys says:

    I’m born and bred in New York State and the bars and stars are still appealing to me!

  3. albinus1 says:

    Father,

    The flag whose picture you have shown, the Confederate Battle Flag, is not the “Stars and Bars”. The Confederate Battle Flag is sometimes called the “Southern Cross”.

    The nickname “Stars and Bars” refers to the first national flag of the Confederacy: [Okay… okay… I’m from Minnesota.]

    http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/us-csa1.html

    It served as a model for the current Georgia state flag:

    http://www.statesymbolsusa.org/Georgia/Flag_Georgia.html

    A previous version of the Georgia state flag incorporated the Confederate battle flag:

    http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Flag_of_the_State_of_Georgia_%281956-2001%29.svg

    This was deemed “offensive”, so they got around it by basing the new flag on the First National Flag of the Confederacy, which hardly anyone, it seems, recognizes as a Confederate flag. If someone had indeed flown the “Stars and Bars” in Louisiana, I suspect that the ACLU wouldn’t have noticed, because they wouldn’t have recognized it for what it was.

  4. Jack says:

    Hmmm, Wonder how they’d feel about flying the Papal Flag occasionally?
    Just on Holy Days of Obligation of course!
    I’ll bet “diversity” wouldn’t be quite so appealing then.

  5. Irradiated says:

    Time once was that the ACLU was actually even-handed. They defended everybody’s civil rights. Black voters being intimidated at the polls? Defend them. American Nazi Party being banned from marching? Defend them. American Communist Party members being targeted? Defend them. It was a position I could respect, because they actually did what they claimed to do, no matter the wronged group’s political affiliation. That they have chosen to forsake simple defense of the Constitution for the promotion of a leftist agenda is sad.

  6. Legisperitus says:

    Not only offends people of heterosexuality, but deeply wounds the hearts of those who love Christ and terrorizes those who are trying to raise well-adjusted children.

  7. Kathleen10 says:

    The best thing I ever read about the ACLU was about ten years ago, when some informed person suggested it is way past time to disband the ACLU based on treason. Interesting idea.

  8. frjim4321 says:

    Perhaps it is not well known but the confederate flag is associated with racism in many places, particularly the south. Thus I would not expect the ACLU to defend it.

  9. SKAY says:

    frjim–the ACLU defended the KKK’s right to free speech and that certainly IS a racist organization.
    They are not “supposed” to be about being politically correct although that is obviously not always the case now.
    http://www.aclu.org/free-speech/aclu-em-defends-kkks-right-free-speech

  10. Funny all the aggida and typical left wing koolaid from Fr. Jim.

    The Stars and Stripes flew over more slave states for a lot longer than the Confederate flag. In fact, it was not until the late 1950s that the battle flag (or naval pennant as is commonly misunderstood as the ‘confederate flag’ ) was even a feature at Klan gatherings (I grew up, a Catholic, in Klan territory. Have the pictures to prove the damage…); they preferring instead to fly Old Glory (regardless of the revisionist history).

    Some people are ‘professional offendees’. I ignore them. I also fly the First National on Lee/Jackson/King day, July 1-3, and Old Glory on other federal holidays.

    History is not as neat and clean as the victors would have you think. The north was not full of manly Christians (just ask the descendents of the Georgians who had to fend off Uncle Billy’s ‘bummers’ on their march from Atlanta), nor was the south full of Simon Legrees.

  11. PostCatholic says:

    It’s interesting that you acknowledge the pickup of the rebel battle flag by the KKK in the 1950’s. The prior flag of Georgia, which incorporated it, was adopted in 1956.