Leftists are ashamed of America.
They don’t understand why so many stand for the flag and pay respect to military and law enforcement.
But they went too far by firing this teacher for what he said after the Pledge of Allegiance.
At Parkway South High School in St. Louis, Missouri, Jim Furkin, a substitute teacher, thanked students who stood for the pledge of Allegiance.
A student was reportedly “hurt” by the comments, and complained that Furkin did so.
And Jim Furkin was then fired for thanking the students for standing after they said the Pledge of Allegiance.
Fox News reports:
A Missouri substitute teacher claims he was banned from working at a high school after a “hurt” student reported him for thanking those who stood up during the Pledge of Allegiance.
Jim Furkin spoke Wednesday night at the Parkway School Board meeting, defending himself over an incident in late October that he believes was the at the root of the ban.
Furkin told The St. Louis Post-Dispatch that he was filling in for a freshman English class at Parkway South High when the pledge came over the public address system.
He said that “two or three” students normally opt out and sit because they aren’t required to stand by the administration.
“At the end of the pledge, I said: ‘Thanks to all of you that participated in that. I’m sure that all of those families who lost loved ones so that we could enjoy the freedoms we have today would appreciate the effort,'” he said.
Furkin says it was at this point that a student asked to go to the counselor’s office. He was later questioned over what happened because the student was reportedly “hurt” by his statement. Furkin apologized, saying it “wasn’t my intent at all.”
He said the next day he was “no longer welcome.”
Thanking students for standing for the Pledge of Allegiance is apparently a form of “bullying,” according to the school.
This is concerning on two levels.
First, firing the teacher for simply thanking others for standing during the Pledge is purely anti-American.
Standing for the Pledge is a good thing, and to demonize anyone for rewarding such behavior is simply unacceptable.
Second, this is another example of how coddled our youth are today.
While the student is offered the right to sit or stand during the Pledge, he has no right to complain about the teacher giving positive feedback and supporting other students in their patriotism.
It’s another example of the false “diversity” and “inclusion” that the so-called “progressives” push for.
In every-day life, people can say whatever they want to you within reason, whether you like it or not.
And the school is sending a horrible example to its students by sheltering them from those “mean” patriotic Americans.
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