Thursday, May 23, 2013
Voice of the Viewer: Rainbow Flags
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) - ABC Columbia News first reported on Monday about the City of Columbia allowing the Gay and Lesbian community to put up rainbow flags on Main street.
We've received mixed reviews from folks on this issue during the last couple of days.
For example, some folks mention that there is a Gamecock Baseball flag on one corner, then a few feet away there is a Shop Proud, Shop Columbia banner. However, it's the rainbow flag that has been taking some heat because some folks are saying that it gives the impression that the city is condoning a certain belief.
You can see what some folks are saying below, but we also want to hear what you think! You can call our Voice of the Viewer line at 1-866-461-1425 or e-mail us by clicking here.
You can also send us your thoughts on our Facebook and Twitter sites, or comment below.
Some Voice of the Viewer comments we received by e-mail:
Voice of Viewer e-mail:
If the City of Columbia provides space and opportunity for gay rights activists then the same must be done for all other groups in our community. How is one lifestyle's emblem or colors chosen over another?
For example, my lifestyle choice is Christianity and the emblems representing such is Jesus, a cross or a fish. How wonderful it is going to be when my belief is also gracing the Main Street lamp posts!
Viewer from Chapin:
My outlook on the gay pride banner being hung on Main Street are that there are a culture of gay men and women living in Columbia and if we try to deny them their right of freedom of speech that's immoral, unjust
and completely wrong.
E-mail from Voice of the Viewer
Su: Gay Pride
1 Corinthians 6:9-10
Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor HOMOSEXUAL OFFENDERS nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanders nor swindlers will inherit the Kingdom of God.
It includes all homosexuals.
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