Christian Hysteria

 Posted by on 26 August 2005 at 7:58 am  Religion
Aug 262005

Gee, I only wish that Paul and I had neighbors as fantastic as this guy! See for yourself:

DEAR ABBY: I live in a family-oriented neighborhood. My problem is my next-door neighbor flies his gay pride flag in his front yard. Because we have a lot of families with young children who do not need to be subjected to that kind of thing, I have asked him numerous times to remove it.

His response is it’s a free country and he does not subject anybody to his lifestyle.

I strongly feel that in a neighborhood devoted to children’s morals and the way life should be, he should not be allowed to have that flag in his front yard for everyone to see. I threatened if he didn’t take it down, I’d call the police. I feel it’s harming the children to see that flag flying, especially on a busy street that everyone travels on. What should I do? — RIGHTEOUS IN NEW CASTLE, PA.

Oh, who cares a jot about personal freedom when the morals of children are at stake?!? (What thin and brittle morals those must be, if they are undermined by the mere sight of a flag!)

Abby replied well enough:

DEAR RIGHTEOUS: First of all, calm down. Your neighbor is hurting no one, and “young children” will not understand what the flag symbolizes. Unless there are codes, covenants or restrictions in your neighborhood governing the display of flags, your neighbor has a right to hoist his banner. Rather than picking a fight about something so insignificant, you should concentrate on cultivating your own garden and stop obsessing about what’s going on in his.

The neighborhood might have covenant restrictions on the display of flags, but I doubt that they require homeowners to be “devoted to children’s morals and the way life should be” in the fashion of Mr. Righteous.

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