Battle Of Flags, Students Raise Confederate Flag To Fight LGBTQ Flag Handout At School

Battle Of Flags, Students Raise Confederate Flag To Fight LGBTQ Flag Handout At School


The indoctrination that is happening to children
in public schools around the United States is real and it is getting more blatant. Imagine sending your kid to school and when
they come home, they tell you that they were handed an LGTBQ flag. It could be that you would be fine with it,
but parent who could be a devout religious person, be it Christian, Muslim or any other,
might be furious. That is the situation that was faced by some
parents who learned that their kids at West Plains High School in Missouri were given
LGBTQ flags last week. Rose, a 15-year-old student at the school,
said that she and her friends ordered around 60 of the rainbow flags and began handing
them to students and were horrified how other students responded. She said some students shouted anti-LGBTQ
slurs, which is never appropriate, and others ran out of the cafeteria and asked their parents
to take them home. But some other students decided to raise a
Confederate battle flag in the cafeteria and some shared images of it with captions superimposed,
ABC News reported. “I think it is a problem that we have an
entire month dedicated to someone’s sexuality and only a day for veterans,” a student
said. “You have the right to fly your LGBTQ flag
just like I have the right to fly my American and/or rebel flag,” they said. Rose inexplicably did not get why handing
out rainbow flags at a school in the Bible Belt to students who may not have wanted them
could have caused controversy. “I wanted to do something nice for the LGBTQ+
kids at my school because I knew a lot of them couldn’t get the flags by themselves,”
she said. “And for the students that couldn’t take
one, they could at the very least see that they are not alone. It’s very easy to feel
that way around here,” she said. It is important to note that this was something
done by a group of students and not something sanctioned by the school. The school district said that it would not
take disciplinary action against any of the students involved in the situation. “While students’ first amendment rights
were respected, administrators learned the banners were used by some to taunt other students,
which is a distraction to learning and is not acceptable by any measure,” Lana Snodgras,
a district spokesperson, said. “Rather than deal with this as a disciplinary
matter, it was treated as a learning experience and opportunity to teach students to respect
each other and different viewpoints on a variety of societal issues,” she said. One lesson is that you should not pressure
people to support something they do not believe in.

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