- The Washington Times - Tuesday, July 14, 2015

A Missouri county commission is set to reconsider a unanimous vote Monday to lower the flags to below half-staff to “mourn” the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize gay marriage.

The Dent County Commission voted unanimously Monday to lower the flags at the Dent County Courthouse and Judicial Building to below half-staff for an entire year beginning July 26, The Salem News reported.

The vote came after presiding Commissioner Darrell Skiles filed a letter into the public record, protesting “the U.S. high court’s stamp of approval of what God speaks of as an abomination.”

“[A]ll who see these flags at this lowered position be reminded of this despicable Supreme Court travesty,” he wrote.

But Tuesday morning, Mr. Skiles said the commission will meet in special session Tuesday or Wednesday to rescind that order “out of respect for veterans and those currently serving in the military.”



He said all three commissioners are expected to vote to rescind the decision, The Salem News reported.

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