A group of Georgia cheerleaders have become the newest target for the anti-Christian left after they began selling t-shirts that say they stand for the flag and kneel for the cross.
The story comes out of Dodge County, Georgia, where folks are very traditional Americans They believe in the flag, their right to own a firearm, and God, and no liberal will tell them otherwise. But that doesn’t stop the libs from trying, anyway.
As it happens, the Dodge County High School cheer squad decided to kick off a fundraiser celebrating their traditional American ideals with a t-shirt that reads, “In Dodge County, we stand for the flag, kneel for the cross.”
It is such a well-known thing in their area, the girls likely imagined their shirt would raise money. Instead it raised liberal eyebrows.
Fox News’ Todd Starnes has the story:
Dodge County School Board member Shirley Ikedionwu posted a scathing message on Facebook calling the shirts “politically divisive.”
“This shirt is not only one-sided but offensive,” she wrote. “I can’t imagine how our children would feel entering a place that is supposed to be welcoming and accepting of students from all walks of life, beliefs, and perspectives – but instead, they are faced with this type of exclusionary message.”
Proceeds from the patriotic shirts were going to help fund cheerleading competitions. But that did not seem to satisfy the school board member’s anger.
Ikedionwu wrote that she personally contacted school system administrators to voice her concerns.
“At this point, the shirt will no longer be sold,” she declared.
Well, this one, power crazy left-wing school board member may have thought she scotched the all-American shirt, but the community had other ideas…
But that’s when local residents and businesses got involved and decided to sell the t-shirts off campus.
“I’m standing because it has the United States flag on it and the cross. Those are two things I will back any day of the week,” said Nikki Mullis, the manager of White Hat Auto in Eastland.
Ms. Mullis tells the Todd Starnes Radio Show that people are calling to purchase shirts from across the world. On Thursday they shipped three shirts to Afghanistan.
“This ain’t just Georgia anymore,” she said. “We are a community that when something happens we are all together.”
If you would like to buy a shirt, a local business is selling them:
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