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Folks who live in Dodge County, Georgia stand for the national anthem and they take a knee to pray. That’s just how it is.
So when the Dodge County High School cheerleaders started selling t-shirts that read, “In Dodge County, we stand for the flag, kneel for the cross,” nobody thought it would cause a controversy.
But it did.
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.”