Blue Lives Matter flag deemed ‘racist’ by Florida HOA, ordered to come down

A Florida woman is being told to take down her Blue Lives Matter flag that’s been flying for several years now by her homeowners association. Jeff Gaddie told Action News Jacksonville that his daughter in St. Johns County has been flying the flag to honor him and many other family members who are law enforcement. “She called to ask why,” Gaddie said. “They told her they had received a complaint that it was considered racist, offensive and anti-Black Lives Matter,” he said. The association asked the woman, who did not want to be identified for fear of backlash, to submit a request for permission to fly the flag, which has since been denied. Action News Jacksonville reached out to the First Coast Association Management, which said only American and military-themed flags are allowed to fly in the neighborhood, even though there are other types of flags flying. Gaddie says the flag is only a show of support and the family is planning to appeal the decision at the next homeowner’s association meeting.

Hopefully they’ll win that appeal.  IF the HOA only allows the American flag, and perhaps the flags of the U.S. military services, to fly, then that is all that should be allowed.  And, that would be perfectly reasonable and common in HOAs.  However, if other types of flags are allowed, then this family absolutely should have the right to show their support of law enforcement (LE), and fly this flag….regardless of who it “offends.”  And, if the HOA still denies the request, and yet allows other various flags, then that would be grounds for a lawsuit.  It is curious that the article doesn’t name the HOA in question…

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