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Maryland Teachers Feel ‘Bullied’ Into Displaying Gay Pride Flags Forcing School Board to Adopt New Policy

Maryland Teachers Feel ‘Bullied’ Into Displaying Gay Pride Flags Forcing School Board to Adopt New Policy

“The pride flags that are being forced upon teachers do not solely represent the gay community.”

An LGBT group recently donated a bunch of pride flags to schools in Carroll County, Maryland. The school board thought it would be great if teachers displayed them in classrooms as a sign of support for the LGBT community, but not all the teachers were comfortable with this idea.

As we have noted recently, part of free speech is being free from compelled speech.

This is a perfect example of that.

Jessica Chasmar reports at FOX News:

Maryland school board to adopt new flag policy after teachers ‘bullied’ into supporting LGBTQ pride flag

A Maryland school board has moved to adopt a new policy on political symbols that could ban items like the rainbow pride flag in public school classrooms after members said teachers were “bullied” into displaying pride flags that were recently donated by an LGBTQ group.

The Carroll County school board has voted to develop a new flag policy that may only allow the U.S. flag, Maryland state flag and Carroll County flags to be displayed in classrooms.

The vote last week came after a collection of small rainbow Pride flags was donated to Carroll County Public Schools by the Westminster chapter of PFLAG, a national LGBTQ group, and schools staff members were encouraged to display them as support for the LGBTQ community.

Caitlin Edmondson, a Carroll County parent, told Fox News Digital that she found the effort “very concerning.”

“The pride flags that are being forced upon teachers do not solely represent the gay community. They also represent gender identity and transgender ideology,” she said. “As a parent of a 6-year-old in CCPS, it is very concerning that anyone would think it is OK to push these agendas on our youngest and most vulnerable.”

These flags don’t belong in public school classrooms anywhere. The only flags that should be acceptable are the U.S. flag and the state flag.

FOX 45 in Baltimore has more on this:

Some Maryland parents are voicing concerns over potential curriculum changes and the display of rainbow flags inside classrooms.

In Carroll County, the school board will develop a new policy on the use of political symbols inside public schools – specifically flags – after parents brought up the topic of rainbow flags being displayed…

“I don’t believe it should be there, it’s not a part of the whole American tradition and things like that. I mean it goes against my beliefs, but to each its own, don’t get me wrong. I think it puts mixed feelings in the kids’ heads and stuff like that,” said Mike Gletner.

“It is a political symbol and we should not fly the flags in the classrooms. Political views should stay out of education. Education of students, they are there to learn and feel comfortable and that’s why the LGBT flag, the rainbow flag, whatever you want to call it should not be flying. It’s still another political flag,” said Barbara Summers.

That last comment is correct, it is a political symbol. Supporters try to frame this as being tolerant and supportive of others. That’s not what this is about at all.

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Comments

The common denominator of the left and its sponsored policies is FORCE.

Not persuasion, but force.

    henrybowman in reply to fscarn. | April 21, 2022 at 9:47 pm

    I like the tactic of the teachers claiming they are being “bullied.” Give the crybullies a taste of their own medicine.

A few years back we were looking to vacation on the Oregon coast. Virtually every hotel had all the language of how gay friendly they were.

At the time I thought, heh- there must be a few business owners who have a philosophy of staying completely OUT of the virtue signaling arena. Then it dawned on me that they gay mafia had approached all the businesses in the town and said- you are FOR us or you are AGAINST us…and if you are against us, we will destroy you. Your virtue signal will be the sign.

The LGBTQ mafia are trying to pull this with AMZN too- they declined to take AMZNs donation for the Seattle Pride parade and made a big press article about how AMZN refuses to purge “hate” sellers from the platform. Their definition of hate is anyone who refused to fly these flags.

These people are the biggest, meanest, vindictive bullies on the planet. Treat them as such.

    henrybowman in reply to Andy. | April 21, 2022 at 9:26 pm

    “The LGBTQ mafia are trying to pull this with AMZN too- they declined to take AMZNs donation for the Seattle Pride parade and made a big press article about how AMZN refuses to purge “hate” sellers from the platform.”

    If this were happening to anybody besides Taylor Lorenz’s employer, I might even care.

      Crawford in reply to henrybowman. | April 21, 2022 at 9:56 pm

      She doesn’t work for Amazon.

        chrisboltssr in reply to Crawford. | April 21, 2022 at 11:21 pm

        Technically she does as the WaPo is owned by Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon. I’m willing to bet WaPo employees get good Amazon discounts.

        DaveGinOly in reply to Crawford. | April 22, 2022 at 1:56 am

        No, but Jeff Bezos is her boss, and he owns Amazon. So the LGBTQ rejection of Amazon’s donation was a rejection of Lorenz’s (ultimate) employer’s donation, because Bezos also owns WaPo. Her employer and the boss of Amazon happen to be the same person.

      Except they are trying to deplatform conservatives. I’m rather surprised AMZN hasn’t obliged. After all they deplatformed Orange Dodge Chargers with flags on the roof.

        #FJB <-- Disco Stu_ in reply to Andy. | April 22, 2022 at 5:15 pm

        I recall the newish Parler social-media platform may have been cut loose from their original Amazon web services foundation.

        Or maybe the Apple app store?
        Or both?

A parade of leos playing in gay abandon?

Who, who doesn’t like lions, lionesses, and their [unPlanned] cubs, frolicking with joy, merry; light-hearted, carefree passion?

Hakuna mutata, bigots.

Instructive to see that nowhere in the discussion of this issue does anyone dare to bring up the Big Leathery Mammal in the room.

It’s amazing how a minority group of individuals who are a minority of the population has forced the majority of the country to go along with their BS.

    M Poppins in reply to chrisboltssr. | April 23, 2022 at 8:46 pm

    The hmsxl bullies have had a lot of help from Libertarians, their biggest allies, squishy betas and subliterate mommies with Hallmark minds in Middle America, and even from a significant number of so-called Conservatives threw principles, morality and common sense out the window in one minute because they felt sentimental about a nephew or cousin.

I’ve always been dismayed at the perversion of such benign, harmless words as “gay” and making the rainbow now mean something it didn’t mean in Genesis. These kinds of liberals screw things up. Or maybe just screw things in every way, up, down, or side ways.
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Exactly; the “rainbow” flag is a blatantly political symbol. It shouldn’t be flying outside or inside any government building. The same principle applies to the flag of the domestic terrorist/insurrectionist group, “Black Lives Matter” — it represents the political symbol of a blatantly racist, subversive and anti-U.S. terrorist group, which is why the State Department’s decision to fly this flag over several foreign embassies, in a nauseating display of treasonous virtue-signaling, was so contemptible and indefensible.

    billi in reply to guyjones. | April 22, 2022 at 8:56 am

    I would give you 5K thumbs up f I could.

    henrybowman in reply to guyjones. | April 22, 2022 at 2:39 pm

    Didn’t they also fly the rainbow flag over embassy-type buildings? Incredibly unprofessional.

    1073 in reply to guyjones. | April 22, 2022 at 8:22 pm

    Sadly, many classrooms no longer have an American Flag. Nor do they instruct students in the meaning of the Stars and Stripes. But I have seen K-4 lesson plans on what each color in the rainbow flag means.
    I grieve for America’s future.

      The Gentle Grizzly in reply to 1073. | April 23, 2022 at 11:30 am

      Every single one of the politicians throughout the country that are selling the cell, pledge the allegiance to the flag every morning. So, what is your point?

Well, Obama changed the white house colors to the rainbow colors one night. Kind of pissed me off. Not his house it’s our house.

Lucifer Morningstar | April 22, 2022 at 9:16 am

The Carroll County school board has voted to develop a new flag policy that may only allow the U.S. flag, Maryland state flag and Carroll County flags to be displayed in classrooms.

And now that the gay organization has been denied access to the classroom to fly the gay flag and that an actual policy statement is being prepared that restricts the display of flags I await the smear campaign against the school district and the lawsuit from this gay organization . . .

We all know it’s going to happen.

    All you have to do is ‘donate’ some Maga or Focus on Family paraphernalia to the school and the partisans will have a revelation that social crusades have no business in the public buildings.

what if I as a teacher wanted to fly a MAGA flag

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