The latest example of political correctness run amuck may be among the most offensive yet. Duy Tran was asked to remove an American flag hanging from his Webster, Texas apartment balcony by the complex’s manager because it might be seen as a “threat to the Muslim community.”
The good news? Tran is refusing to back down.
According to KHOU-TV, Tran moved in to an apartment at the Lodge on El Dorado apartment complex just a few days ago. He proudly hung his American flag outside, but was soon asked to take it down.
"What really stunned me is that she said it’s a threat towards the Muslim community,” Tran told KHOU. “I’m not a threat toward anybody."
The TV station visited the complex’s management office but were handed a pre-written response and escorted off the premises before any questions could be asked. The statement read:
While the Lodge on El Dorado admires our resident's patriotism, we must enforce our property rules and guidelines. Such guidelines maintain the aesthetics of our apartment community and provide for the safety of all residents. The apartment community already proudly displays our country's flag in a safe and appropriate manner at the entrances to our community.
As Glenn explained on radio this morning, the manager’s reasoning makes absolutely no sense.
“Let me tell you something. This should show you that if anybody feels the flag of the United States of America is a threat to them, they are not here to be good Americans,” Glenn said. “I mean how is the United States a threat to you or your religion? How is that possible? Then you don't understand the Constitution of the United States of America. You are not here to protect and defend what that stands for.”
Fortunately, some of Tran’s neighbors have already expressed their support of the flag, and the man remains steadfast in his decision to continue to display the flag.
"I’m gonna leave my flag there, as an American, until she shows me proof that I don’t have the right to leave my flag there," Tran said to KHOU. "I have friends that died for this country.”
Watch the KHOU report HERE.