John Burri has burned the New Jersey State flag to protest New Jersey having flags at half-staff in memory of singer, Whitney Houston.

Burri, who’s son died in Iraq believes that flags should on be at half-staff for people who die for their country.

ABC News reports:

The 60-year-old’s decision to torch the New Jersey flag on his Wyoming, Mich., patio grill came after New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie ordered flags flown at half-staff to honor the singer Whitney Houston, a Garden State native who was buried in her home state on Sunday.

“My intention was not to hurt anyone, especially the residents of New Jersey,” said Burri. “My intention was to show Gov. Christie how offensive it was.”

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