Leroy McLaughlin, a Richmond barber who has served as pastor of the New Hope Baptist Church for 50 years, lives in a once-rural part of Chesterfield County where his 4 acres are now surrounded by subdivisions. He learned of the flag when a family member returned home from a high school football game Friday night, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reported.
When he went outside, he stopped a neighbor from pulling the flag down and called police.
On Monday, as McLaughlin put up a new sign watched by a reporter and photographer, a small car drove by three times with its horn honking. Someone in the car yelled out the window "No change" -- apparently a reference to the "Vote for Change Nov. 4th" message on the sign.
Kevin Griffis, a spokesman for the Obama campaign in Virginia, said that both sides have "overzealous supporters" and urged both Democrats and the Republican supporters of John McCain to keep their heads.
Celebrity Families of 2014 [PHOTOS]