California teacher tells class to pledge allegiance to gay pride flag
College Fix Staff
A high school teacher in California is under investigation after a viral video shows her bragging about telling students to pledge allegiance to the gay pride flag.
According to Fox News.com, Newport Mesa School District’s Kristin Pitzen made the comment after discussing how she doesn’t require her class to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance (to the American flag).
“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 says. In this, she is absolutely correct, legally; students are not required to participate in the Pledge if they so desire.
However, in Pitzen’s classroom — because it “made her uncomfortable” — there is no American flag to say the Pledge to. She sarcastically giggles about how she eventually would “find” the flag that used to hang in her room, using a “waving off” / “yeah, right” gesture.