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“The Newport-Mesa School District is investigating a teacher after she posted a video explaining how she encouraged students to ‘pledge allegiance’ to a gay pride flag after she removed the American flag from her classroom,” according to Breaking911. [emphasis added]
“‘Okay, so during third period, we have announcements and they do the pledge of allegiance,’ the teacher, Kristin Pitzen says in the video. ‘I always tell my class, stand if you feel like it, don’t stand if you feel like it, say the words if you want, you don’t have to say the words.’
“Pitzen explains how she removed the American flag from her classroom, saying, ‘I took [the US flag] down during COVID because it made me uncomfortable.’ [emphasis added]
“‘In the meantime, I tell this kid, ‘We do have a flag in the class that you can pledge your allegiance to. And he like, looks around and goes, ‘Oh, that one?‘” [emphasis added]
[That “one” was the gay pride flag] –The editor
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— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) August 30, 2021