Friday, December 3, 2010

New Goth Louisiana Flag Harks to Templars, Masons

The newly revamped, and notably more Gothic, Louisiana state flag, featuring an angular pelican tearing its bleeding breast to feed its young, was unveiled during the swearing-in ceremonies of Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne on November 22. The design is somewhat akin to the 1912  flag currently in use, only now the state bird is more like the European pelican of the Knights Templars above the entrance to their Chapel of the Holy Blood in Bruges, Belgium. Built in the 12th century, the chapel houses magico-religious relics brought by the "heretical" Templars from Jerusalem. More>>