Christian groups right to desecrate flag

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-28-2010
Christian groups right to desecrate flag
11
Fri, 09-03-2010 - 12:00am

Holy Cow!!!

Pages

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-02-2010
Fri, 09-03-2010 - 12:09am

I have no words.


My husband was a Marine for 3 years, although before we met. I've always had such respect for the flag. I can't even understand the mindset of the people who want to trample on it.


I'm pretty good at devil's advocate, but I don't see another side here.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-10-2010
Fri, 09-03-2010 - 12:09am
Whew! From reading that title, I thought that there were actual Christians wanting to desecrate the flag. Thankfully, it was only the Phelps motley crew, and not what could reasonably be called, "Christians."

~OPAL~

~OPAL~   onoz_omg2.gif OMG ONOZ image by KILLER_BOB11694

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-10-2010
Fri, 09-03-2010 - 12:14am

Well...if you had wanted to play devil's advocate, Fred Phelps, if you can imagine him with some horns, a pointy tail, and a trident, would be a most difficult devil for whom to advocate.

~OPAL~  




Edited 9/3/2010 12:15 am ET by mombittsey

~OPAL~   onoz_omg2.gif OMG ONOZ image by KILLER_BOB11694

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-02-2010
Fri, 09-03-2010 - 12:17am


Ah yes ... very true!

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-28-2010
Fri, 09-03-2010 - 12:18am
Yes, perhaps
Avatar for rollmops2009
iVillage Member
Registered: 02-24-2009
Fri, 09-03-2010 - 3:35am

I would think it is a simple freedom of speech issue. As far as I remember, flag-burning has been ruled as falling under freedom of speech more than once. This would presumably be the same.

That said, I find Phelps just baffling, or rather I am utterly baffled that he has actual followers. His "theory" is not even extremist, it is completely ridiculous and obviously both hurtful and offensive in general and to people in the armed forces in particular. I will never be able to understand why people get so anxiety-ridden about what other people do in their bedrooms.


* * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness.
– George Orwell
iVillage Member
Registered: 10-28-2009
Fri, 09-03-2010 - 6:44am

<>

I don't know that he has followers so much as family....and unfortunately for us, he has a very large family.

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-19-2010
Fri, 09-03-2010 - 8:32am

The only "other side" is free speech.

I cannot understand anyone who hates America so much would want to continue to live in this country. I wonder why they do?

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-19-2010
Fri, 09-03-2010 - 9:40am
ITA!
iVillage Member
Registered: 04-09-2006
Fri, 09-03-2010 - 10:33am

You mean the flag tramplers? They don't hate America...they hate Americans.

Deborah

Pages