Flag Day June 14 – flag still waving because of prayer
Published 10:29 am Tuesday, June 6, 2023
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 Presidents 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!” Many haven’t lived under other flags and don’t know how good they have it or have forgotten our flag has always represented the spirit of liberty and freedom. As acknowledged in the national anthem: “Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just, and this be our motto, ‘In God is our trust.’ And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!” In the words of colonial flag-maker Betsy Ross, “Our hearts aching, our prayers praying, our flag waving, never forget.” I believe the only reason our American flag is still waving is because of the prayers we are praying.
The push to fly the rainbow gay pride flag began in 2014 under the Obama and Biden administration. The pride flag has flown over American embassies in more than a dozen countries since then. The Black Lives Matter flag was even flown over six American embassies during the Obama administration. During the Trump 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 Geoffrey Grider, Biden and his Secretary of State Blinken are allowing the rainbow flag commonly known as the gay pride flag or LGBTQ flag to be flown over our embassies around the world if appropriate in light of local conditions. The pride flag isn’t flown in the Middle East in Muslim countries. In the same way big corporations proudly fly the pride flag on social media except in the Middle East as not to offend Muslims. Pastor Grider said, welcome to the Days of Lot. Jesus warned us this would come just before He returned! Thankfully, Jesus is returning soon in the air to take Christians to Heaven. Secretary Blinken’s name reminds us it will happen in a blink.
In January 2023, Republican U.S. Congressman Jeff Duncan introduced a bill, “Old Glory Only Act” prohibiting any standard besides the American flag from flying at U.S. embassies. Rep. Duncan has tried for two years to get it passed. In 2021 the “Old Glory Only Act” couldn’t pass and become law since Speaker Nancy Pelosi from San Francisco was controlled by the LGBTQ lobby, she wouldn’t let it come to a vote. 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.” Pastor Tony Evans says America is facing God’s judgment because it’s idolatrous to elevate things like identity, race or national allegiance over Christianity and representing Jesus. Perry Stone said most Americans worship themselves and see their idol in the mirror every day.
Flying the homosexual flag over government buildings is promoting homosexuality and is a serious offense to God according to Dr. John McTernan. The Bible in Proverbs 16:18 says “pride goes before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.” Strangely, the day after Biden made June Gay Pride Month, President Biden took a fall at the Air Force Academy. The pedophiles are now calling themselves ‘minor attracted persons’ and want inclusion in the LGBTQ movement. Pedophiles say “love is love.” No, lust is lust. Destruction and judgment has begun on Canada with the greatest wildfires ever and will spread to America. Elizabethton is seeing the smoke from Canada. We are seeing record earthquakes just as the Bible said would happen in the end-times just before the return of Jesus. Expect great earthquakes because the Bible says everything that can be shaken will be shaken in these last days!
When I grew up as a child in Elizabethton my friends and I 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!