Now listen, everybody that read the title and freaked out, please read the entirety of this post before you lose your mind.
I’ve seen a particularly misguided response to people using the rainbow flag overlay profile picture to celebrate marriage equality on social media: folks using an American flag overlay in response. That’s the key part of what I’m talking about here. By all means, fly your American flag every day, especially this Independence Day Weekend. I’m very, very proud to be an American. Please don’t misread any of this as anti-American.
How you equate a symbol of freedom as a protest against the right to marry is crazy. But that’s what some have done. Be proud of the American flag, by all means. But understand that I am also proud of that flag, and I support marriage equality. If that’s a protest, it is lost on me. I’m smiling while I look at the flag, saying, “I know, isn’t this freedom awesome?”
I want to point out that this sentiment is only pointed at those that did it for that specific reason. My assumption is that you are a proud American, just like me. I’ve smiled at every time that I’ve seen a friend with the American flag overlay. I only cringe when I see some misguided comments.
Now, to something 100% awesome… I want everyone in the area to come support a great cause, 2015 NJ Walks for Tourette Syndrome at Medford Lakes. Please sign up under Anna’s Banana Bunch so we can walk united. There is a discount to pre-register. I had the honor of introducing Anna at the Invisible Disabilities Day presentation done for the 5th grade class at Neeta Elementary School. She is an incredible kid and beyond brave. Sign up and walk! The event is September 20th at 10am.