Andy Naquin, a Republican Lafayette, Louisiana city councilman, has proposed a ban on flying the Gay Pride flag from government property.
Naquin began drafting a proposed bill after a constituent, Ray Green, complained about a photo in his local paper of the rainbow flag being hoisted in Girard Park for the annual Pride in the Park celebration.
“I did not go overseas and fight for our country so that we could come back and be subject to something like that,” Green, a Korean War veteran, told the Daily Advertiser. “Several of us [veterans] feel that the flying of this flag is a poke in the eye of a way of life.”
Naquin says he is unsure of whom, if anyone, gave the OUTspoken Alliance permission to fly their flag to celebrate the fall of DOMA. But, he says, in any case they are setting a possibly dangerous precedent.
"What would happen if the Catholics were to fly a flag or a pro-life flag was flown or KKK flag was flown or even Taliban flag was flown? Who would you say ‘no' to when you open those doors?" says Naquin.
"If you allow the gay pride flag to be flown, then you got to by all rights allow the KKK, the Muslims and anybody else," says Green.
Or, how could we discriminate against those who practice discrimination? Like us.