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Reader: Flag Day is June 14; VBS time is here

To the Editor:
Flag Day is June 14, the anniversary of the adoption in 1777 of the national flag of the U.S.A. The Fourth of July was traditionally celebrated as America’s birthday. However June 14 is our flag’s birthday. Both President Wilson, in 1916, and President Coolidge, in 1927, issued proclamations asking for June 14 to be observed as National Flag Day. However, it wasn’t until August 3, 1949, that the U.S. Congress approved the national observance, and President Truman signed it into law. Many Americans celebrate Flag Day by displaying the Red, White and Blue in front of homes and businesses. Many wear American Flag shirts. I saw one I liked that said, “If this flag offends you I will help you pack!”
During  President Trump’s administration no other flag was allowed on the same pole as the American flag at our embassies around the world. Vice President Pence said the policy was to promote a united American people. Sadly, according to Pastor Grider at www.nowtheendbegins.com Biden and his Secretary of State Blinken are allowing the rainbow flag commonly know as the gay pride flag or LGBTQ flag to be flown over our embassies around the world. Biden is even allowing the Black Lives Matter (BLM) flag to be flow over U.S. embassies. BLM are Marxists who are dedicated to making America a communist country.
Irony abounds as woke NBA players who preach Black Lives Matter and the evil of America are making millions selling apparel produced in Chinese slave labor camps. Pastor Grider said President Biden also gave millions of dollars to the Palestinian Authority (PA) a terrorist organization that last month released a music video encouraging Palestinians to step on the American and Israeli flags. The music video shows people marching in protest and stomping on the U.S. and Israeli flags.
Republican U.S. Congressman Jeff Duncan introduced a bill, “Only Old Glory Act” prohibiting any standard besides the American flag from flying at U.S. embassies. The “Only Old Glory Act” has no chance of passing and becoming law since Speaker Nancy Pelosi from San Francisco is controlled by the LGBTQ lobby. Rep. Duncan said, “no other flag or symbol can portray our American values better than the American flag. Rep Ralph Norman agreed and said, “the U.S. Flag is the pre-eminent symbol of America exceptionalism and should never be used as a prop to promote any agenda or political ideology.” 
Flying the homosexual flag over government buildings is promoting homosexuality and is a serious offence to God according to Dr. John McTernan. The Bible in Proverbs 16:18 “pride goes before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.” Pedophiles are now calling themselves ‘minor attracted persons’ and want inclusion in the LGBTQ movement. 
When I grew up as a child in Elizabethton I and my friends were always reminded that freedom isn’t free and were taught the importance of patriotism and respect for the American flag both at school and church. If you want your children to get the right values and morals you should send them to a Christian church and Vacation Bible School. We also have two great Christian camps. Camp Ta Pa Win Go in Watauga and Doe River Gorge in Hampton. In the Vacation Bible schools I attended or worked in we always had the pledge of allegiance to the American flag, the pledge of allegiance to the Christian flag and the pledge of allegiance to the Bible, God’s Holy Word! This is the best vacation you can send your children on because it will cost nothing and save you money and could save their soul if they learn how much Jesus loves them and put their trust in Jesus. If you take your children to the beach or Pigeon Forge this summer it will cost you more than ever and be more crowded than ever.

D.D. Nave
Elizabethton