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Fri Jul 19, 2019, 02:41 PM

Minutes before he was supposed to raise a pride flag at city hall, a mayor refused to do it

Minutes before he was supposed to raise a pride flag at city hall, a mayor refused to do it

But he promises that he has no prejudice against LGBTQ people "in my blood."

By Alex Bollinger Wednesday, July 17, 2019

A Pennsylvania mayor has come under fire for calling the rainbow flag a political symbol.

Wally Scott is the mayor of Reading, a city of around 90,000. On Monday, the rainbow flag was supposed to be raised in front of Readingís City Hall to start the cityís week-long Pride festivities.

But, at the last minute, Scott called City Council president Jeffrey Waltman to ban the flag from flying in front of City Hall. Waltman tried to convince him to reconsider, but he was not successful.

ďItís strictly, to me, a movement,Ē Scott said. ďAnd I donít believe we should take part in any movement. I never put anything that was a movement up on the flag poles.Ē

ďIím just not part of that and donít think we should be,Ē he said.
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mahatmakanejeeves Jul 2019 OP
Loki Liesmith Jul 2019 #1

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Fri Jul 19, 2019, 03:06 PM

1. If it were up to me

Government offices would fly the flags of their organization, state and nation only. BBBBUUUUTTTT itís clear to me that Reading has had no problem doing so for many other causes/organizations. So the only reason this guy did this was because the rainbow flag triggered some deep seated bigotry or revulsion.

Also Reading is a disaster. Fix your town and stop stirring up shit.

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