If you drove by the Kenosha County Courthouse and City Hall today, you would notice a subtle but notable difference – the flags flying in front of them. Today, June 1, 2023 marks the first day of “pride month.” You cannot go to google, or any other woke company’s website today and not see a proclamation about taking pride in which genitalia one prefers.
City of Kenosha Administration made sure that bright and early this morning, the gay pride flag was waving prominently behind City Hall on the lakefront along with the american flag, and the flag for each and every branch of our country’s military.
Not all elected leaders for the City of Kenosha support this display, however. Alderman David Mau had the following to say:
“I understand and support the principles of pride and equal rights for all individuals. But it’s essential that our government remain impartial and not favor specific interests or political affiliations. We should avoid using public funds or spaces to promote or endorse any particular cause, especially one with such a heated partisan divide. Let’s strive for a neutral environment that respects ALL perspectives.”
In front of the Kenosha County Courthouse, or any other county building, you won’t see the gay pride flag, or any other partisan flags for that matter. This is due to a recent executive order signed by Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman. Under this order, there are three flags that must be flown at County buildings and properties with outdoor stationary flag poles. (1) The American Flag, (2) The State of Wisconsin Flag, and (3) The Kenosha County Flag. There are flags that may also be flown. Those are the P.O.W.M.I.A. flag and the flags for the six braches of the military, for example at the honor plaza at Veterans Memorial Park in western Kenosha County. No other flags are allowed.
This timing seems anything but curious. Brands like Bud Light, Nike, and others, are losing millions of dollars for taking a public stance on politics and the mutilation of one’s private parts. This has lead other companies and organizations to take a more neutral approach, like Kerkman. The gay pride flag won’t be seen in front of any GOP victory centers. It is almost never missing from a Democratic Party Establishment. It is indisputable that the flag is partisan.
While KCE was photographing the flags in front of the courthouse, we spoke to many individuals, most approving of Kerkman’s order. A construction framer, Jerry Flynn, told KCE that he doesn’t want the pride flag in places such as government buildings, schools, or playgrounds. “Sexual preference does not belong on a government flag pole,” Flynn told us. Another passerby, Nicholas, a truck driver, said he didn’t mind the pride flag, noting that his brother and he had gay friends and “they deserve equal rights.” Many of the people we spoke to that supported the new order regarding flags didn’t want to be identified. Believe it or not, people are getting canceled for believing men can give birth.
This was a good move from the County Executive. If the confederate flag, gadsden flag, christian flag, or any right-of-center message was prominently displayed on government property, the left would melt. Rightfully so. Partisan flags don’t belong in front of the courthouse, city hall, or in our children’s classrooms. Left or right.