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A '''Flaming Cross''' was a [[period]] device sometimes appearing in [[Scotland|Scottish]] heraldry. However, to [[modern]] viewers, ''a cross enflamed'' carries inescapable associations with the American racist organization the Ku Klux Klan.
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A '''Flaming Cross''' was a [[period]] device sometimes appearing in [[Scotland|Scottish]] [[heraldry]]. However, to [[modern]] viewers, ''a [[cross]] enflamed'' carries inescapable associations with the [[US|American]] racist organization, the Ku Klux Klan.
   
Such unpleasant [[modern]] connotations have caused it to be named a [[restricted charge]] by the [[SCA]] [[College of Heralds]], and as such cannot be used in SCA heraldry.
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Such unpleasant [[modern]] connotations have caused it to be named a [[restricted charge]] by the [[SCA]] [[College of Heralds]], and as such it cannot be used in SCA heraldry.
   
 
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[[category:device heraldry]]

Latest revision as of 12:31, 2 October 2006

A Flaming Cross was a period device sometimes appearing in Scottish heraldry. However, to modern viewers, a cross enflamed carries inescapable associations with the American racist organization, the Ku Klux Klan.

Such unpleasant modern connotations have caused it to be named a restricted charge by the SCA College of Heralds, and as such it cannot be used in SCA heraldry.