You have to love it when the left’s eagerness to ban anything and everything that might offend one of their own comes back around to bite them. That’s what happened this week when, in the midst of celebrating the U.S. military’s new ban on Confederate flags, the social justice warriors who pushed for this policy suddenly realized that the new policy will also prohibit the display of LGBT Pride flags at all military installations. Whoops!
“The memorandum does not authorize public display of unlisted flags in the Department of Defense,” Pentagon spokesperson Lisa Lawrence said in a statement, responding to questions about whether or not Pride flags would be banned under the new policy.
Rody Coots of DOD Pride, an organization that works to help gay service members to be…more fabulous?…said the new policy is unfortunate.
“We were shocked to learn DOD’s new policy on the public display of flags bans the Rainbow Pride Flag from DOD workplaces,” Coots told the Washington Blade. “Banning the Rainbow Pride Flag will have the opposite effect of the policy’s intended purpose of improving morale, cohesion and readiness. For LGBT soldiers, sailors, marines, airmen and civilians protecting our nation each and every day, and their allies, the flag is a joyous symbol of hope, acceptance and accomplishment that should continue to be displayed proudly.”
Yeah? And for people who think gays and transgenders shouldn’t be in the military, those flags represent perversion, anti-Christian sentiment, and American weakness. It’s almost like flags and symbols mean different things to different people. If you’d been able to see this dichotomy when it came to the Confederate flag, you might not have been so eager to see it ripped down from every flagpole in the nation.
“It’s absolutely outrageous that Defense Secretary Mark Esper would ban the Pride flag — the very symbol of inclusion and diversity,” said Jennifer Dane of the Modern Military Association of America. “In what universe is it OK to turn an opportunity to ban a racist symbol like the Confederate flag into an opportunity to ban the symbol of diversity? This decision sends an alarming message to LGBTQ service members, their families and future recruits.”
Not really. It sends a crystal clear message to the woke radicals who think they own this country, though.
Whether that message is received or not…well, that’s another matter.