Saturday, September 02, 2006

Labor Day Reading: Fighting to fly the rainbow flag in outback Kansas

For those Americans not frolicking in the last long weekend of summer and for those many readers from other countries, here are some bits of commentary and news from In This Moment's most recent hot topics.

First up on the list of most-read posts is the battle over the right of the owners of the Lakeway Hotel to fly a symbol of gay rights, the rainbow flag, in tiny Meade, Kansas. The town of 1,600 is located in the southwestern part of the state that is known for wide open ranches and the Dalton Gang outlaws of the old west.

The controversy has included visits from the funeral-picketing Westboro Baptist Church, bricks thrown through a window and a myriad of other events. Here are some of our latest posts.

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