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Mayor reverses course, will allow LGBTQ rainbow flag to fly

Published July 21. 2019 03:31PM

READING (AP) — The mayor of Reading has reversed course and says he will allow the LGBTQ rainbow flag to fly over City Hall for the first time.

Mayor Wally Scott last week called off a scheduled ceremony to raise the “pride flag,” calling it a political symbol, but posted a video Saturday on his Facebook page saying he had changed his mind, the Reading Eagle reported.

“I told them they can put the flag up,” he said. “I just asked them to keep the politics out of it.”

Scott said his change of heart came after a “very prominent woman” he would not name told him of her experience of realizing she was gay and telling her mother.

“What I am interested in is that the people that the flag represents have suffered,” Scott said. “Wow, to remember the very day you broke the news to your mother. You knew as a child that you were a boy in a girl’s body. I still choke up.

“Your flag is something we should support,” Scott said. “This one here, you hit home. Please put your flag up.”

The LGBT Center of Greater Reading welcomed the mayor’s decision, saying his change of heart “is exactly in alignment with our mission, our hopes for the community, and what we will continue to work toward in the future,” executive director Michelle Dech said.

“Education is our primary purpose and today’s events highlight the importance and value of interpersonal relationships in changing attitudes and policies at the local level,” she said.

The organization had blasted his earlier decision, saying “what was supposed to be a proud and historical moment” became “blatant, unacceptable discrimination.”

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It takes an in depth (and I mean in depth) look at the cultural, social, biological and political aspects of it. It was a real eye opener for me. I recommend it for someone who is personally struggling or a family that needs to be educated. And more importantly for the ignorant that criticize and make fun of people.
For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions... selfishness.
An old proverb says, “Without a vision, the people perish.” This can also mean, “The people are unrestrained.” In America, I believe the second interpretation is the most accurate. We are unrestrained. We champion wrong, calling it right, while legislating Evil and calling it Good. Everyone does what is right in his or her eyes—all at the expense of the nation’s corporate soul.
The American Flag offends a few, and it is removed. This fake rainbow flag offends many, yet we tolerate it. Let me remind you, God's rainbow has 7 colors, God's Number (7).
This flag has 6 colors, man's number (6). Not quite enough to offend me, actually missing the mark by one.
Peace
Progressive thinking is turning America into Babylon. Keep in mind, nations are like dust on a scale, when compared to God. Don't put your trust in anything but the Lord. Don't feel security in Country. And certainly, salvation in Christ is individual... Work out your salvation with fear and trembling.
But just as a corporation has a culture, so does a nation. A nation's culture is reflection of the souls of those living there. It's a figurative expression Joe, and you know what I'm trying to convey.
Stop it!
Wish all these queers would go back in the closet where they belong. Trying to make us normal people be tolerant of there evil ways. It’s disgusting & just not normal & the left caves to them for there vote. Wish They would just move to San Francisco and live in there gay haven
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Joe,
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Some support bullies, they are known by others, as the "Useful Idiots".
And certainly, the globalists create them to be, "useful idiots".
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