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Boys confess to
stealing Kansas rainbow flag

Boys confess to
stealing Kansas rainbow flag

Two boys have apologized to a hotel owner in tiny Meade, Kan., for stealing the hotel's rainbow flag. The owner of the Lakeway Hotel says the boys' father brought them in to apologize late last week.

The hotel has suffered a boycott and vandalism after The Meade County News newspaper printed a photo of the flag and listed a Web site about the flag's gay pride symbolism. The owners of the hotel, J.R. and Robin Knight, say they didn't even know the gay rights connection to the rainbow flag. They hung it after their 12-year-old son bought it for them because the colors reminded him of The Wizard of Oz and its Kansas connection.

But some local groups that were upset about the flag's symbolism stopped meeting at the hotel's restaurant. And last week someone threw a brick with the word fag scrawled on it through the hotel's plate glass window.

Despite the opposition, the Knights have continued hoisting the flag on principle, saying they have nothing against gay people. (Sirius/OutQ News)

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