Former Rep. Allen West (R-FL) blasted pop’s reigning queen of weirdness, Lady Gaga, for her rendition last week at a New York City gay pride rally of The Star-Spangled Banner. The singer substituted “home for the gays” for the original lyrics “home of the brave.”
Lady Gaga sang, “Oh, say does that star-spangled flag of pride yet wave / O’er the land of the free, and a home for the gays” while wearing a rainbow flag.
West blistered the pop star on Facebook Monday, writing:
Having served in the US Army for 22 years alongside some very brave men and women, I find Lady Gaga’s defiling of our National Anthem reprehensible. We are the land of the free because America has always been the home of the brave from Lexington and Concord to Kandahar. This young lady should be taken to Ft. McHenry and given a history lesson as to why Francis Scott Key wrote those words incredible words. In this week where we remember the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and the 237th anniversary of our Independence is further evidence of the level of ignorance and disrespect some have for our national character. She and all those who cheered her abomination should be ashamed and apologize to every serving and retired member of our Armed Services. But perhaps I ask too much…