An American flag was removed on Independence Day weekend from a construction site in Virginia after it was deemed a potential “target” for protesters.
Protests in downtown Richmond are still taking place since the death of George Floyd, especially in Capitol Square where demonstrators gathered.
The report says state officials felt that a giant American flag strung up on the new General Assembly building was a safety concern that could set off protesters.
A spokesperson for the Department of General Services said officials requested that the flag be taken down as a precaution.
Saying that “Over the past month we’ve seen buildings and structures around Capitol Square vandalized and flags, dumpsters, a bus, and other items set ablaze during demonstrations around the city.”
And said that, “When we saw the flag, we were concerned that it could become a target so we told the contractor to remove it.”
Critics of the move said it was a misguided measure that has caused anger and heartache from Americans who believe that the flag is a powerful symbol of freedom and justice.
Eric Winston, a subcontractor with American Coatings Corporation, was outraged after hearing that the flag his company put up was removed as a preventive action.
Winston said, “It seems the ‘State’ deems it a target this weekend for protestors. Since when is this flag, on this weekend, IN THIS COUNTRY, a Target!!”
Winston added, “Look, Mr. Governor, Mr. Mayor, or whoever made the call, stop letting the inmates run the asylum! This goes for politicians, ‘that work for us’, on both sides of the aisle! Stop thinking everything we have or had in this once great state is offensive.”
In this time of offense, the “cancel culture” is raging, calling for the removal of anything a group may consider offensive.
The Biblical Prophecies of Jesus (Matthew 24, Luke 21) foretell that there will be an environment existing in which many will be offended that will be a sign indicating the nearing end of this age of grace.
These events and conditions happening now are warning signs pointing to the nearing fulfillment of the Last Days prophecies at the end of this age revealing it’s time to prepare now for the nearing appearance of Jesus Christ for His Church by being born again spiritually into the Kingdom of God as Jesus said we must (John 3) and His Apostles who were authorized (Matthew 16:19) described how (Acts 2).
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