Trinity College in Connecticut removed two versions of the American flag from a dormitory window, but they allowed other students to post gay pride and transgender pride flags.
Libs of TikTok first reported video of the incident, showing roommates Finn McCole and Lucas Turco’s flags being taken down by an alleged school employee.
The video shows the school employees showing up outside the university students’ dorm on Thursday, removing the two flags from their window. The flags hanging were the American flag with the colonial Gadsden “Don’t Tread on Me” flag superimposed on its foreground and a black-and-white “thin line” flag with the added colors of green, red and blue.
“The deans said our flags were taken down because some students were offended by them. In my opinion, anyone could be offended by anything; and so it is completely subjective, thus deeming it not a valid reason to take our flags down,” Turco told Fox News. “Yes, other flags such as trans flags and LGBTQ flags remained hanging and were never forcibly removed by the school, which Finn and I do not have a problem with. We believe all people should be allowed to fly their flags.”
Trinity College is a private, liberal arts institution.
“They certainly put the liberal in the education,” said national radio host Todd Starnes. “For a school that has an entire website dedicated to diversity and inclusion, you would think the school would be a bit more welcoming to freedom-loving patriots.”
.@TrinityCollege forcibly removed a student’s “don’t tread on me” American Flag and a red, blue, and green line flag. Meanwhile pride flags are allowed to stay hanging. pic.twitter.com/AG892oaRyv— Libs of TikTok (@libsoftiktok) October 31, 2022