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Some irked that banner at Lodi's Sikh Temple doesn't include American flag

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Posted: Tuesday, May 29, 2007 10:00 pm

The new Sikh Temple in south Lodi has a 60-foot-high canary-yellow banner with the faith's emblem, but some Lodi residents wonder why there isn't an American flag to go with it.

"It's almost a slap in the face as an American and as veterans," said Lodi resident Robin Sarisky. "You're an American first; then everything else falls under that."

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  • posted at 6:31 am on Tue, Jun 12, 2007.


    That Lee 11:02 pm was not me (I am asleep by 10 and rarely on the computer after 5 pm) BUT great response.

  • posted at 3:18 am on Mon, Jun 11, 2007.


    Webmaster what happened to the discusion board?

  • posted at 2:09 pm on Tue, Jun 5, 2007.


    How interesting the comments about a banner in front of a places of worship in the country that calls itself "the home of the free and the brave".

    Maybe the Sikh Temple should also have a flag pool for each state in the Union.

  • posted at 10:14 am on Mon, Jun 4, 2007.


    What, how stupid. Sikhs are good peace loving people who unlike Muslims, prefer to live with people instead of destroying the "infidels"

  • posted at 7:03 pm on Sat, Jun 2, 2007.


    After driving around and keeping a weather eye open for flags being flown in Lodi and Stockton, I have discovered the one thing Americans place higher than their flag. Brass balls.
    Yes sir, right there at the top of the pole. I suppose it may be a lightning rod.
    I haven't driving by the Sarisky's yet, but I assume they've got a lot of brass.

  • posted at 6:31 am on Sat, Jun 2, 2007.


    America is made up of different beliefs,religions, and different people thats what makes America. Isnt that what america stands for.

  • posted at 5:58 pm on Fri, Jun 1, 2007.


    Some people are just plain stupid. The Sikh's are good peaceful people. Leave them alone.

  • posted at 4:58 pm on Thu, May 31, 2007.


    (con't) because I can think of about 100 other things that they can do with their time. Such as organize a food drive for the hungry, collect money/packages to send to our troops over seas, collect and donate money to a local foster home, and the list can go on and on.
    And, last erect a flagpole in front of their yard displaying the American flag. Personally I don't think that the Gurdwara(Sikh Temple) should erect the American flag. There is no need.

  • posted at 4:00 pm on Thu, May 31, 2007.


    The last I knew we have a fredom of
    religon here in this country,So whats
    the beef... Jim Fox I don't respond
    to TROLLS most of the time but for
    you I will...The next time you want
    to torch a flag wrap your self in it

  • posted at 2:45 pm on Thu, May 31, 2007.


    I find the Sikhs to be grateful to live in peace in the United States and very patriotic. I took notice of the American flags on the residence in their compound long before their temple was constructed. Do NOT confuse these folks with extremist muslims. In fact muslims have terrorized Sikhs as much if not more than those of other faiths. Check the newswires about muslim hate crimes against Sikhs in this country. Leave these folks alone!

  • posted at 4:21 am on Thu, May 31, 2007.


    If something is made of cloth and flapping from a flag pole, it is a flag, whether a religious flag, or a white rag of surrender. So the only question is what is the correct protocol in the United States when any flag is being flown. Come back with the correct answer and you could have avoided all these rantings for and against.

  • posted at 10:55 am on Wed, May 30, 2007.


    This article smacks of racism and religious intolerance. It's not a national flag so who cares?! besides it's their own property. why do we think we have the right to tell everyone else what to believe in - let them practise their faith - surely we have some freedoms in this country.

  • posted at 5:09 am on Wed, May 30, 2007.


    I wonder what other racist sentiments the LNS will see fit to run articles on.

  • posted at 5:08 am on Wed, May 30, 2007.


    Ajax; Very well put. I share your sentiment. I know a number of Sikhs, some who are newcomers to America and some whose families have enjoyed American citizenship for generations and, in my experience, they are a very patriotic people. One of my Sikh friends brother had to spend two years in physical therapy after he was wounded when his unit got hit by a roadside bomb in Iraq.

  • posted at 4:59 am on Wed, May 30, 2007.


    What kind of person takes the time to get ticked off about something like this? I have yet to understand how unhappy people try to make others unhappy. It's ok to be bitter and full of hate all by yourself comrade. Leave the rest of us alone!



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