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07/02/2013 11:47 am ET Updated Jul 02, 2013

Allen West: Lady Gaga Singing 'Home Of The Gay' In National Anthem 'Reprehensible'

Former Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) ripped Lady Gaga in a Facebook post Monday, demanding the singer apologize for altering the words of the National Anthem.

Gaga performed the anthem at the Gay Pride Parade's Kick-Off Rally in New York City on Friday night, changing the last verse to from "home of the brave" to "home of the gay."

West called Gaga's "defiling" of the song "reprehensible."

"She and all those who cheered her abomination should be ashamed and apologize to every serving and retired member of our Armed Services," West continued.

Read the full text of West's Facebook post below:

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…

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