Reno Nevada thought it would be a good idea to take down the American flag and replace it with a Pride flag after a pride event in their city. After massive backlash from the American population the city council came up with the excuse that they didn’t know the American flag was removed. How could you possibly not know that you removed a flag? As far as I’m concerned, that’s the lamest excuse I’ve heard in 2015.
It’s an extremely hypocritical action as well. Currently in America Confederate flags are being taken down due to people accusing them of being racist. Racism offends people, that’s the reason they claim to want them removed. However the Reno city council finds it perfectly acceptable to offend Veterans, Patriots, and Christians by removing the American flag and replacing it with the Pride flag. On A Hypocrisy scale of 1 – 10, this action scores about a 253.
The City of Reno released this statement saying: “The City of Reno honors and respects the men and women who serve our country and we apologize to those we may have offended. While we made an error in not flying the American flag along with the pride flag, when we discovered we were not flying both, we immediately returned to flying the American flag. Neither the Mayor nor City Council was aware we were not flying the American flag. The City was proud to participate in pride weekend and will continue to celebrate our diverse community.”