[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Though it has flown above on the grounds of the South Carolina State Capitol since 1962, liberals (and even some faux-conservatives) have voiced their considerable outrage over the Confederate flag’s flying. After the senseless massacre of nine churchgoers, the left has focused their attention on the Confederate flag that appears to have had nothing to do with the shooter’s motivations.[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”5517620b381df”][vc_column_text]Calling it a “symbol of hate,” much of the left, including America’s divisive president, Barack Obama, has weighed-in on the flag and declared that as the flag, supposedly, incited violence, it should be banned by government and polite society.
On Saturday, shots rang out at a San Francisco homosexual pride event and a local 64 year-old man was reportedly injured from the gunfire.
A man was shot in the arm and several people arrested after an argument broke out Saturday in the area of the United Nations Plaza just as local Pride celebrations were winding down.
Police said they were called to the area on a report of shots fired just after 6 p.m. Officers detained several possible suspects on Market Street.
According to police, the incident started when several groups of men – “unrelated” to Pride events – became involved in a verbal dispute. The situation escalated when one subject pulled out a gun and fired shots, they said. One of the bullets hit a 64-year-old Pride spectator in the arm, police said. He was transported to San Francisco General Hospital and is reported to be in stable condition.
This is, obviously, contemptible and while many conservatives can understand the importance of speaking-out against the vigorous pro-homosexual agenda that has become louder and more obnoxious in the days since the Supreme Court’s redefining of the ancient institution of marriage, shooting at an event is the wrong course of actions and should be condemned by all.
However, now we face another discussion: if we, as a society, must condemn a Confederate flag that flew nearly 200 miles away from the crime scene in Charleston as the cause of the violence, should we not also condemn the rainbow flag that has been everywhere in recent days?[/vc_column_text][banner300 banner=”553157113d3ff”][vc_column_text]
This “symbol of hatred and intolerance” should be offered the same treatment as the Confederate flag that has long been celebrated as a symbol of Southern heritage and the idea of states’ rights.
Of course, banning any flag is ridiculous. The nature of freedom is that we are obliged to tolerate speech and expressions with which we disagree and in exchange, others are required to allow us our beliefs that may offend others.
What Americans cannot and should not abide, however, is the rampant hypocrisy for which the “PC crowd” has become known.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]