(Tea Party 247) – If you’re getting sick of the relentless push for LGBT everything in our nation’s schools, well, you’re in good company.
Because so are the students.
When a student decided to pass out small pro-LGBT rainbow flags earlier this month, the rest of the students decided to hit back.
The next day, they showed up armed with a confederate flag…which they raised in the lunch room!
“I was kind of mad because you can have your flag and that’s fine but it’s like they were using it as retaliation,” said sophomore Rose Schilmoeller, who originally handed out the rainbow pride flags, to KYTV.
She said that she’d distributed almost 60 of her flags.
“It’s like they were mocking us,” said another triggered student, Taylor Pool, “but not only was it that they were mocking us, they also brought in a completely different subject because people were offended by the type of flag they had.”
So how did administrators respond?
You can probably guess–hypocritically.
While they apparently did nothing about the rainbow flags, the confederate flag was confiscated and the incident investigated!
“The West Plains School District has been made aware of recent displaying of flags on the high school campus during school hours,” a statement from the West Plains School District read. “While we are unable to comment specifically on an ongoing investigation, all board policies will be followed. The West Plains School District is committed to addressing the concerns being raised by our students, parents, and community.”
“The safety and education of our students is our utmost concern. We will continue to be proactive in our efforts to keep students safe, while providing them with the highest-quality education.”
These students still got off a lot easier than a man in Iowa, who landed 16 years in prison for burning an LGBT flag.
Over the last few years, as the LGBT flag is glorified, the confederate flag is being demonized.
Modern people seem to forget that the Civil War involved all Americans, and that many people who fought for the confederates left behind millions of descendants.
This comes at a time when Confederate flags and symbols are under increased attack.
In some places, statues that have stood for over a century are now at risk of being taken down and their memory forgotten.
Those who display any flag associated with the Confederate States of America also open themselves up to scrutiny and possible attack.
It’s still unclear what will happen to the students who hoisted the rebel flag in Missouri.
Hopefully, their freedom of speech will be protected by the school district, as well as the media and politicians who help hold school officials accountable.
If not, these students may have a fight on their hands.