Charleston, SC – The elders of Freedom Christian Church decided on Tuesday night to remove the American flag from the church sanctuary. The chairman of the elders said, “We wanted to separate the universal gospel from any sense of American nationalism because of our missions partnerships around the world.”
Gary Mills heard of the news through the prayer chain by the following morning. He immediately packed MREs and other supplies and raced to the church. As of Sunday night, he is still chained to the flag stand.
One of the members of the conversation said, “Sunday morning worship was a little awkward with Gary lying on the floor next to the flag. He was pretty respectful except for the humming of the Star-Spangled Banner during communion.”
When asked why he was taking this stance, he said, “Americans are God’s Chosen People. America is the New Israel.” When asked if the Church was the New Israel, Gary said, “I’m not sure, but I know the modern nation of Israel is the New Israel too.”