A Canadian high school pupil was suspended and accused of ‘hate speech’ for openly voicing her opposition to pro-LGBT variations of a traditional tribute to military personnel killed in battle, in step with tales.
The 17-year-old girl acknowledged as ‘Natalie’ by the Post Millennial, says fellow faculty college students and lecturers had steered carrying rainbow-colored ‘Remembrance Poppies,’ in place of standard black-and-red pins worn principal as a lot as Remembrance Day in November.
Natalie says she decided to print and publish a variety of quotes from people who opposed the pro-LGBT alteration of the poppies — which the Royal Canadian Legion states are a sign of disrespect.
“I typed up papers on a computer, printed them off, and taped them up in the halls,” Natalie knowledgeable the Post Millennial.
“As I was putting them up, teachers were taking them down. I watched as they took them to the office and gave them to the secretary.”
Natalie says she was shortly known as to the principal’s office, the place Principal Jason Calissis and Vice-Principal Bryce Baldwin aggressively berated her for posting “hate speech.”
“They accused me of hate speech and endangering the physical safety of the group of individuals,” Natalie says. “They asked me what I was thinking, and I told them everything … I said I was just voicing my beliefs and morals.”
“I got to the point of almost crying but I didn’t. I had to be the voice for all those families who were greatly disrespected and offended.”
She says she tried to doc audio of the confrontation, nonetheless, her cellphone was confiscated and he or she was educated she was suspended until after Remembrance Day (Nov. 10).
“So I asked why? Why am I being suspended and punished for expressing my feelings?” Natalie says. “And they said everybody is entitled to their own beliefs, opinions, and way of life. So I asked, why am I not?”
Natalie’s mom and father have reportedly confirmed her suspension, saying the faculty cited “hate speech” because of the rationale.