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Allen West blasts Lady Gaga for ‘defiling’ national anthem
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Allen West is not known to stay mum when something rubs him the wrong way. Lady Gaga clutching a rainbow flag and amending the words to “The Star-Spangled Banner” was no exception.
The performer sang during a New York City gay pride event, “O say does that star-spangled flag of pride yet wave,” then substituted “land of the free, and the home for the gay.”
“Having served in the US Army for 22 years alongside some very brave men and women, I find Lady Gaga’s defiling of our National Anthem reprehensible,” the former Florida representative said on his Facebook page Monday night.
“We are the land of the free because America has always been the home of the brave from Lexington and Concord to Kandahar. This young lady should be taken to Ft. McHenry and given a history lesson as to why Francis Scott Key wrote those words incredible words.
“In this week where we remember the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and the 237th anniversary of our Independence is further evidence of the level of ignorance and disrespect some have for our national character.”
“She and all those who cheered her abomination should be ashamed and apologize to every serving and retired member of our Armed Services,” the Republican concluded. “But perhaps I ask too much…”
Lady Gaga sang the national anthem at Pier 26 to kick off New York City’s gay pride celebration Friday night, changing some of its words to fit the occasion, the Blaze first reported.
Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a federal provision that denied benefits to legally married same-sex couples and, in a separate case, cleared the way for California to resume offering marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Lady Gaga posted a photo of herself in a wedding gown to her Twitter account Wednesday.
“We stand tall today.#DomaStruckDown So many fought for so long. Be proud, the prejudice are now the minority,” the singer tweeted.
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