You can rip down a pride flag. You can rip down six pride flags on a single Oak Park block. Knock yourself out. 

But your retrograde homophobia is obsolete. Your cover-of-darkness nonsense just rallies good hearts and good neighbors as we see this week on the 200 block of South Harvey where pride flags have multiplied and the kids on the block have covered sidewalk squares with rainbows and well wishes.

Now get back under your rock.

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