are you really surprised by this? America has gotten way to damn PC over the past decade or so (probably more than that actualy)
I mean they are taking the pledge of allegiance out of schools these days.
My buddy owns a home in san diego that he rents out to an older couple, the father is a retired marine and he flies an American Flag off of his garage all the time. The HOA sent my buddy (the home owner) a letter telling him that the house was is in violation of their policies because of an unauthorized holiday decoration... referring to the American Flag which he refused to take down.
Since when is the American Flag a holiday decoration?