Parents and students in Auburn, Alabama have raised a petition with the local high school to remove the rainbow Pride flag from the school's campus. The petitioners are drawing a comparison to the offense that others get from the Confederate flag, says The Daily Dot.
The local news published a copy of the letter that was sent to Auburn High School's principal. "The flag creates a hostile and provocative learning environment for students not comfortable openly supporting the LGBTQ Community," it reads. "It’s unprofessional for the teachers to openly display their political views in an unbiased and socially neutral public setting–creating a hostile and uncomfortable learning environment."
The flag was on campus as part of the yearly club fair, flown by a club dedicated to classroom diversity. According to the petitioners, the Pride flag can be compared to a "Confederate" or "Heterosexual" flag.