Quartermasters Seaman Rashaun Plowden and 2nd Class Mary Carlton raise a church pennant above the American flag during worship services aboard USS Arlington (LPD 24) on Jan. 13, 2013.
Who knew Navy ships were Christian…?
I don’t care if a group of Christian naval officers hold a worship service for themselves. They have that right.
But I’ve never seen a Muslim or atheist or Hindu or Jewish or any non-Christian symbol hoisted above the American flag before, certainly not on one of our Navy’s vessels. (I’d love to be proven wrong if this is a normal occurrence for people of other faiths…)
In fact, one city’s website explaining how flags should be flown says that “When other flags are flown from the same halyard, the U.S. flag should always be at the peak.”
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