Iowa Man Sentenced to 16 Years in Prison for Burning an LGBT Flag

Burning the American flag is Constitutionally Protected “Free Speech,” but burn the rainbow flag and they will lock you in a gulag for 16 years:

“NEVADA, Iowa — A man has been sentenced to more than 15 years in prison for burning an LGBTQ flag that was flying at a church in central Iowa.

Adolfo Martinez, 30, of Ames, was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years for the hate crime of arson, as well as a year for the reckless use of explosives or fire, and 30 days for harassment. The sentences are to be served consecutively, Story County court records show.

A jury convicted Martinez in November. He was arrested in June.

Martinez said he tore down the flag that had been hanging from the United Church of Christ in Ames and burned it because he opposes homosexuality.”

I’m sorry Mr. Martinez, but Free Speech only covers certain views.

These are America’s priorities now. Four years after gay marriage was legalized, we now have people being imprisoned for disapproving of homosexuality.

David Harsanyi of the Federalist juxtaposed this headline with several others to show you exactly where America’s priorities are:


Pedophilia gets you 10 years.

Murder gets you 10 years:


But burn the gay flag and you get 16.

We now live under perhaps the lamest tyranny imaginable.

Who would’ve thought that this would be how America goes out–with people going to jail for 16 years for the crime of disrespecting the LGBT community?

These are America’s priorities now.


“To know who rules over you, first identify who you are not permitted to criticize.”

1 Comment

  1. I think we need a civilian over site for law enforcement and judges to keep them on the right track. Judges are getting way out of line.
    F-ing ridiculous

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