Don’t Fly the Rainbow at Carolina Beach

Boing Boing has a post about a lifeguard at Carolina Beach catching hell for flying a rainbow flag:

On July 4, Zach Hupp, a lifeguard on Carolina Beach, NC, flew a rainbow flag from his post. Hupp says someone immediately complained to another lifeguard, concerned “that they thought because I was flying that flag that I would only rescue gay people,” and someone else posted on the town’s Facebook page that she “didn’t know how to explain this one to the tourists who asked us about it.”

Hupp received a formal warning, and the town officials made a new policy that only flags authorized by the town or the US Lifesaving Association can be displayed on the lifeguard stands.

It seems that if you’re going to North Carolina’s beaches this year you have two things to worry about: being attacked by sharks and being overrun by numbskulls.

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