Old American Flag Is The Left's New Symbol Of 'Hostility And Hate'
Daniel Behm, the superintendent of the Forest Hills Public Schools in Michigan, apparently thinks the flag representing the original 13 American colonies is an image of “hate.”
At a football game on September 9 where Forest Hills Central visited Ottawa Hills, several students from the former carried the Betsy Ross flag, in addition to a “TRUMP — Make America Great Again” banner.
Behm received a parent complaint about the students, which in turn led him to penning a “letter to the community” denouncing the students’ actions.
“And to wave a historical version of our flag, that to some symbolizes exclusion and hate, injects hostility and confusion to an event where no one intended to do so,” he wrote.
Behm continued with an apology: “To our gracious hosts — the students, families, staff, and community of Grand Rapids Ottawa Hills High School and Grand Rapids Public Schools — and to the student-athletes, coaches, officials, and supporters of both teams, we are truly sorry. These actions are not characteristic of our schools, our staff, our students, or our community, and they represent a lack of knowledge.”
Forest Hills Public Schools released a statement that said the students wouldn’t be disciplined for the Betsy Ross flag and “it will be used as a teachable moment.”