Special thanks to the perpetually offended for turning an attempted nice gesture into a public flogging.
So to speak.
A gay bar was hosting an event where they were welcoming LBGT members of the police force. They had some flag poles, so it seemed like a good idea to fly a flag that would signify their honored guests along with the rainbow flag and Old Glory.
That turned out to be a mistake. Not because the flag itself is a problem. Until recently, it wasn’t a problem.
Meaning of the Thin Blue Line Flag: The Blue represents the officer and the courage they find deep inside when faced with insurmountable odds. The Black background was designed as a constant reminder of our fallen brother and sister officers.
Is it a political statement? Hardly.
The thin blue line flag is not officially affiliated with any particular group or political movement — and simply appears to be an emblem of generic support for law enforcement.
In the apology, management called the flying of the flag unintentionally “tone deaf” and “offensive.”
Source: The Blaze