This is a follow up on the story about Massachusetts residents in a housing complex being told that the American Flag was offensive.
According to the local housing authority, the flag order came from the state Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) on Wednesday, “due to a tenant’s repeated complaints” reported to the agency over the July 4th holiday.
The notice on residents’ doors state that the Housing Authority had been informed by the state that “the public display of the American flag in common areas is not permitted. As a result, all American flag displays must be restricted to the interior of your apartment.”
Yesterday morning, state officials were busy apologizing for the order, although no particular person could be identified as its originator.
Pfffffft. The specific “person” is leftism.
“We were not aware of this decision (to ban the U.S. flags) when it was made, and it was a mistake that is being corrected immediately,” DHCD spokesman Jason Lefferts said in a statement yesterday. “Department of Housing and Community Development policy for local housing authorities includes not allowing displays of private materials in public areas. This does not extend to respectful and safe displays of the American flag.”