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American Legion moves to suspend charter...
Posted by: RgrF
Date: June 04, 2021 06:26PM
...after offending douchbag resigns.

The head of an American Legion post in Ohio stepped down Friday amid criticism following the decision of Memorial Day ceremony organizers to turn off a retired U.S. Army officer’s microphone while he was speaking about how freed Black slaves honored fallen soldiers just after the Civil War.

American Legion leaders in Ohio also suspended the post’s charter and are taking steps to close it.

The moves come in the wake of intense backlash to the decision to censor retired Army Lt. Col. Barnard Kemter, who said he included the story in his speech because he wanted to share the history of how Memorial Day originated.

But organizers of the ceremony in Hudson, Ohio, said that section of the speech was not relevant to the program’s theme of honoring the city’s veterans.

Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 06/04/2021 08:28PM by RgrF.
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Re: American legion moves to suspend charter...
Posted by: Rolando
Date: June 04, 2021 06:41PM

San Antonio, TX (in the old city)

"All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke
“Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented." - Eli Weisel

"To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public." - Theodore Roosevelt (1918)

"I don’t want to see religious bigotry in any form. It would disturb me if there was a wedding between the religious fundamentalists and the political right. The hard right has no interest in religion except to manipulate it." - Billy Graham 1981

"Politics and governing demand compromise. But these Christians believe they are acting in the name of God, so they can't and won't compromise" - Barry Goldwater
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Re: American Legion moves to suspend charter...
Posted by: Don C
Date: June 04, 2021 09:07PM
Consequences! FINALLY
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Re: American Legion moves to suspend charter...
Posted by: Speedy
Date: June 05, 2021 06:20AM
They can reopen as a Neo-Nazi organization. No other changes need to be made except the sign on the building.

Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: American Legion moves to suspend charter...
Posted by: deckeda
Date: June 05, 2021 08:07AM
“does not hold space for” [racists]

Excellent. That’s so much better than the usual, “doesn’t share our values” blather.
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