Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Via WGB: SERIOUSLY??? County In Missouri To Lower Flags “Below Half Staff” To Mourn Same-Sex Marriage


Elected officials in Dent County, Missouri, are so upset over the Supreme Court’s June 26 decision to legalize same-sex marriage that they voted Monday to lower flags “just below half staff” once a month for the next year in a public show of mourning.

“I just want anybody who sees that to be reminded we find it revolting that the Supreme Court has ruled in this manner,” Dent County Commissioner Darrell Skiles, who sponsored the proposal, told BuzzFeed News.

The three-member commission unanimously approved the proposal to lower the U.S. and state flags at the county court house and judiciary building — the same location where couples obtain marriage licenses.

“May all who see these flags at this lowered position be reminded of this despicable Supreme Court travesty,” said the proposal, which Skiles said he hand-wrote on a piece of paper, added to the meeting agenda, and brought up for a vote. “We feel sadness, shame, and outright revulsion of the U.S. high court’s stamp of approval of what God speaks of as an abomination.”


Full story here via Buzzfeed news!