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May 30, 2009

Woman Told to Remove 'Offensive' American Flag From Office

Texas Woman Told to Remove 'Offensive' American Flag From Office

FOX News

Debbie McLucas comes from a patriotic family – her husband and both of her sons served in the U.S. military, and her daughter is currently deployed to Iraq on her second tour of duty as a combat medic.

So when McLucas arrived at work at a Texas hospital last Friday, she was stunned to be told that the Stars and Stripes she had hung in her office in advance of Memorial Day were offensive, and that the flag had been removed.

“I got into work, I was met by my supervisor and told that there had been multiple complaints, that people found the flag very offensive and it had been taken down," McLucas told
"I went to the office to retrieve it and found the flag wrapped around the pole, sitting in the corner on the ground. I was speechless."

McLucas, a supervisor at Kindred Hospital in Mansfield, Texas, had displayed the 3-by-5-foot flag in the office she shares with the hospital’s three other supervisors. McLucas said one of her colleagues, a woman who immigrated to the United States from Africa 14 years ago, complained about the flag to upper management, and the hospital decided to take down the flag.

"I was told that as long as my flag offended one person, it would be taken down," McLucas said.
She said the hospital told her that the American flag flying outside the building would have to suffice. "I was told, ‘There is a flag hanging out front, everyone can see that one. Is that not enough?’"

No, she said, that wasn't enough.

"It is more than I can even fathom, that you would find the American flag offensive, in America," McLucas said.
A Kindred Healthcare spokeswoman did not return calls for comment. Kindred issued a press release stating, “Kindred Hospital Mansfield has a great deal of appreciation for the service that many of our employees and their families have given to their country. We honor our veterans and active military through a variety of benefits and service programs. This was an isolated incident between two employees that we are working to resolve amicably.”
The statement went on to explain: “The disagreement was over the size of the flag and not what it symbolized. We have invited the employee to put the flag back up.”

And it will go back up and stay up, McLucas said.

"I do think they're trying to do the right thing. I have no reason to believe the flag won't remain there as long as I'm employed."


Wild Thing's comment.......

What I don’t understand about this kind of situation (that happens way too often) is that the one “offended” is given into and all those not offended are ignored.

The election of the POS certainly has smoked out the America haters. I bet the jerik woman from Africa voted for Obama.


....Thank you Mark for sending this to me.

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Posted by Wild Thing at May 30, 2009 05:50 AM


No doubt in my mind that there is another Soutpiel squatting low at Kindred Hospital in Mansfield, Texas.

This is not the country of my birth.

Posted by: Jack at May 30, 2009 11:41 AM

Again, even the management of a hospital are apologising for, original American sentiment. Because of one of Obama's inbred cousins decides she is offended, the hospital feels obligated to punish the Good Guy.

Posted by: Mark at May 30, 2009 12:15 PM

Wow, only in the United States would the Flag of United States be considered "too offensive". I know in other countries they burn the Flag and do other unspeakable things to it, but that's hate, this is just stupid pc commie crap. This is not the America my relatives have fought for and this is not the America I have loved for all of my life.

Posted by: JohnE PFC U.S. Army at May 30, 2009 01:59 PM

Jack, I just bet the complainer is an
Obama supporter/voter. They are the
only people I know of that do not like
our Flag or could care less about
supporting our troops and Veterans.

Posted by: Wild Thing at May 30, 2009 05:03 PM

Mark, exactly, I agree it only took one
Obama inbred to get her freaking way.

I am so sick of the few ruling for the
many. Our voice can be just as loud
as theres, especially if our buttons
are pushed.

Posted by: Wild Thing at May 30, 2009 05:05 PM

JohnE PFC U.S. Army, I agree and always
know that these people are outnumbered
by you and me and millions of others
that agree with us, and everyone here
at this blog too and many other blogs.

It is the PC thing that is messing with
giving that lone voice of hate like that
jerk woman that complained. She should
have been told to shove it that this is
America and she can go live somewhere else.
I sure would have said that to her and with
the greatest pleasure too.

Posted by: Wild Thing at May 30, 2009 05:09 PM