VA Flies LGBT Flag instead of Old Glory
A local radio host highlighted the Montana Veterans Administration flying a rainbow-colored gay pride flag on its grounds rather than an American flag. Johnny Ginnity, VA director for Montana, said in reply:
I don’t really consider it a flag, it’s really a banner…
I have a mandate that tells me I have to observe the holiday…
Ginnity ultimately defended the gay pride flag in a statement.
The rainbow flag has flown over many US embassies (including Israel, which is relatively liberal on the issue, though the flag has apparently not been raised in any other Middle Eastern country) and even in Afghanistan, as well as in “modified” US flags on US bases.