First black president. First gay president.
Any country claiming that they are a free and open society that provides and protects the freedom and equality of their citizens (religiously, politically, philosophically, sexually, ethnically, and socially) is but a Lie unless it applies equally to all of their citizens v. just a "selected” few, or even the selected many, but not too all.
This country, America, is supposed to have a secular government that does not discriminate against religions In-Accordance-With our Constitution’s 1st Amendment. Yet today anti-democratic, anti-American, anti-personal freedom and equality religious groups, churches, and certain elected officials, in 33 States, have succeeded in passing prejudicial laws prohibiting equal rights, equality, and freedoms to the LGBT minority within this country. This is all too reminiscent of what the Nazi Party and Fascist did to the Jews, Gypsies, other non-Caucasians, political adversaries, and what the South, and for that matter the North, East and West of the U.S, did to Blacks after 1865.
Hopefully, optimistically, the U.S. Supreme Court, as it has in the past, will be presented with a civil rights case that will overturn and so rectify the prejudicial and discriminatory laws that are now standing in these States.
Until that happens, every time that someone raises an America Flag there is a Shadow Swastika, a Shadow Vatican, and Shadow Fundamentalist Baptist Flags of prejudice, hate, and discrimination that rise with our Flag in quiet denunciation of all that America is supposed to stand for in the world today.
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