Buckle up, you won’t believe what the Forest Hills Superintendent in Michigan just said about the American flag…
Responding to complaints from Ottawa Hills students upset with Forest Hills students for waving an American flag and a Trump flag at a recent football game, Dan Behm, the Forest Hills Superintendent, referred to American and Trump flags as symbols of “hate and exclusion.”
According to MLive:
“Forest Hills Superintendent Dan Behm has apologized for the actions of a group of students who upset many during a Friday Grand Rapids football game by brazenly waving a Donald Trump political flag and a “Betsy Ross” 13-star flag.
Grand Rapids Public Schools’ Ottawa Hills High played Forest Hills Central at Houseman Field on Sept. 9. GRPS school leaders, parents and community members found the presentation of the flags at a game hosted by a predominately black high school to be inappropriate…
“Parading our current United States flag in a manner that is inconsistent with proper etiquette is disrespectful to all who have served our nation. 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. 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.”
And now school leaders want to spread this BS across Michigan to the rest of the MHSAA!
“GRPS Superintendent Teresa Weatherall Neal thanked Behm for his leadership, his letter and apology.
“I cannot deny the hurt, disrespect, and outrage that I and so many others in this community felt about these actions that took place in our backyard, in our home at Houseman Field,” said Neal, who thanked those who expressed their deep concerns and disappointment about what transpired.
“This type of behavior should not and will not be tolerated in our stadium or schools – nor should it in any across our state and nation.”
Neal agreed with Behm that as educators they need to use this as a teachable moment. She said they could work together with the Kent ISD and the Michigan High School Athletic Association to ensure everyone is better informed, more culturally sensitive, and prepared to create an atmosphere where everyone is welcomed, respected and can enjoy an athletic event together.”
Wow… What the hell is happening to this country, where waving a flag supporting a Presidential candidate and another flag supporting America has such a twisted response.
Their is a movement in this country that is desperately trying to eliminate key aspects of American history-the American flag is the next target of this PC rampage and it can not be tolerated.
Orwell nailed it: “he who controls the present controls the past, he who controls the past controls the future.”
One can reach Superintendent Behm and let them know what they think of his disgusting comments at the following number-please be respectful to staff.
“Office Hours: M-F, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Phone: (616) 493-8800”