Gay Pride Flag Burned at Michigan College
The President of Albion College, Donna Randall, has condemned students involved in burning a gay pride rainbow flag. The burning followed the college’s Coming Out Week. Albion is a private Michigan college that is associated with the Methodist Church and has about 1,800 full-time students.
The Huffington Post reports that Randall released a statement saying the school “has taken the situation very seriously” and “condemns harassment of any member” of its community. The statement further said the behavior is reprehensible and that appropriate action would be taken in response.
However, the students involved in the flag burning will not be punished, because it wasn’t a public act, it didn’t appear to target any one person, and no one except those involved saw it happen. An investigation uncovered the fact that students the pulled the flag from a trashcan and burned it behind a school building.
Via The Huffington Post.
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