I read a disturbing article this morning and all I could think was can this REALLY be happening in America?
The fire department in Chester, PA has a rule that mandates all stickers and statements - union, cartoon and political - be stripped from lockers so as not to offend anyone. On Friday, a seasoned firefighter was suspended by the Fire Commissioner without pay because he had an American Flag sticker on his locker.
Today, after a meeting with union representatives, the firefighter is allowed to return to work this coming Thursday - and the sticker is allowed to stay. No word though on whether he will receive back pay.
I never thought I would see the day where people could be suspended without pay - and possibly fired - for displaying the American Flag because it might be offensive to someone. Seriously???
Can this REALLY be happening in America?