US man gets 16 years in prison for stealing, burning LGBT ‘pride’ flag by Doug Mainwaring for Life Site News
GNN Note – If you burn the USA flag you’re heralded as a “hero”.
The image above is the type of flag in question – since when does the LGBT+P for Pedophilia crowd “own” the rainbow? I didn’t realize normies had surrendered.
A man who was arrested this summer for stealing and then lighting a church’s LGBT rainbow “pride” flag on fire has been sentenced to prison for 16 years.
Adolfo Martinez, 30, of Ames, Iowa was found guilty last month of having committed a “hate crime” – arson – plus reckless use of explosives or fire.
According to the Des Moines Register, Martinez stole the flag, which had been hanging at Ames United Church of Christ. Then, using lighter fluid, he burned it early on June 11, 2019 outside a strip club called Dangerous Curves Gentleman’s Club.
Story County Attorney Jessica Reynolds said in June that “hate crime” charges were added because Martinez “is suspected of criminal mischief against someone’s property because of ‘what it represents as far as sexual orientation.’”
Many responding to the news on Twitter thought the punishment was disproportionate to the crime.
“Would stealing an American flag and setting it on fire earn anyone prison time?” asked one user. “Absolutely not.”
Iowa man who burned LGBTQ flag sentenced to 16 years https://t.co/gWi1cxEjWJ
— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) December 19, 2019