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An increasing number of schools across the country are banning LGBTQ “pride” and Black Lives Matter flags, calling them too political and divisive…

In August, an Oregon school district voted to ban LGBTQ and Black Lives Matter flags, as well as other “political” signs and articles of clothing.

“We don’t pay our teachers to push their political views on our students. That’s not their place,” Brian Shannon, school board director and vice-chair of Newberg Public Schools, said…

“This feels so draconian …,” board member Brandy Penner said. “Anti-free speech, anti-free expression, anti-safety.”

Board member Ines Peña, who reportedly wore both a Black Lives Matter shirt and a “pride” rainbow headband during the meeting, also said students weren’t given enough of a say in the decision and discussed how some students and their families described feelings of having experienced discrimination…

Davis School District in northern Utah also banned LGBTQ pride and Black Lives Matter flags from its buildings several years ago.

Administrators say the symbols are too “politically charged,” reported the Salt Lake Tribune

Utah Board of Education member Natalie Cline has recommended that classrooms not be a place for “identity politics,” the report noted.

But community activists claim LGBTQ and black students need the flags to feel welcome…

In September, John M. Wallis, a teacher from Neosho, Missouri, resigned after his school district responded to parents’ complaints of his display of an LGBTQ “pride” flag in his classroom with instructions to remove it…

Mary Emily O’Hara of LGBTQ activist group GLAAD, told Yahoo Life that flag bans “are harmful messages that youth and adults alike recognise as hurtful discrimination…”

But Newberg, Oregon’s school board director Shannon said the flag ban policy’s main purpose is to “get political symbols and divisive symbols out of our schools so we can focus on the already difficult task of educating our students in the core subjects.”

Do you agree with schools’ attempts to remove political symbols from the classroom? Share in the comments below!

(Excerpt from Breitbart News. Article by Dr. Susan Berry. Photo Credit: The Creative Exchange/Unsplash).

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Laura K
October 15, 2021

Lord thank You that SOMEONE has some sense. I pray for protection for all those who have chosen to eliminate indoctrination of any kind and to get back to basics in what is being taught.

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