Rainbow flag OK, but national motto crosses the line

Friday, June 30, 2017
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

Houston police cruiser with rainbow decalsGovernment agencies, including police departments, have raised a question during "gay pride" month that a constitutional attorney suggests ought to be answered.

In Houston, Texas, a police car draped in the rainbow flag was used in the local "pride" parade. In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, police cars displayed a rainbow decal during the month.

As for the officers using the vehicles, Liberty Counsel attorney and founder Mat Staver says it confronts them with an agenda that is "in your face" and may violate their religious convictions.

"They have not only a constitutional right under the First Amendment and the state constitutions, but they also have federal, local and state law protections with regard to religious discrimination," he explains, "and the employers need to protect and accommodate that religious objection."

While these departments appear to bend over backward supporting the LGBT agenda, when police departments have other types of decals on vehicles – displaying such phrases as the national motto – they are sued.

Staver

"That's the difficult problem that we have today with the left agenda," Staver responds. "If you have 'In God We Trust' or anything religious or something that's part of our real history in America, they're going nuts – but then they want to put these rainbow flags and rainbow colors onto the government police vehicles and other kinds of agencies and, even as Obama did, on the White House itself."

The attorney describes it as "shameful and clearly a political agenda." He also told OneNewsNow that any officer or other government employee compelled to promote the LGBT agenda against their will can contact his legal firm.

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