Missouri County To Lower Flag To Below Half-Staff To ‘Mourn’ Gay Marriage Decision
Dent County, Missouri, will lower its flag to “mourn” the Supreme Court decision on gay marriage.
[They will be] lowering the flags at the Dent County Courthouse and the Judicial Building to below half-staff on the 26th of each month for a year, running from July to June. The Supreme Court voted on June 26 to strike down constitutional bans on same-sex marriage throughout the country, including one that had been in place in Missouri since 2004.
“It ain’t what our Bible tells us. It’s against God’s plan,” County Commissioner Gary Larson said. The Supreme Court decision is “just one step backward,” he said.
Presiding Commissioner Darrell Skiles brought the matter forward on Monday; Larson and Commissioner Dennis Purcell both agreed to the year of mourning. Skiles, in an unusual action, filed a letter into the public record officially protesting “the U.S. high court’s stamp of approval of what God speaks of as an abomination.”