Lowering the Union Jack

It turns out that it is illegal for people in the United Kingdom to fly the Union Jack. Such a law would be unthinkable in America, where many citizens proudly display Old Glory (and not just on Independence Day) as a symbol of what is best about this country: her freedom, her strength, her ideal that all people are created equal. But in the U.K., presumably for fear of offending the sensibilities of Muslims in their midst, the powers that be have made it a crime to do the same.

What can we say about a country that lacks the self-confidence and healthy patriotism to engage in such a small act of national pride on its own soil? Does such a state even have a future? Is it possible that the Islamization of a once-proud nation has already begun?

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for BreakPoint.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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