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Sun Mar 3, 2013, 04:37 AM

Lawsuit: Texas School Girl Told to Pledge Allegiance to Mexico

The family of a teenager who says she was punished by her South Texas school for refusing to recite the Mexican pledge of allegiance has filed a federal lawsuit claiming her constitutional rights were violated.

The lawsuit said Brenda Brinsdon was a high school sophomore in 2011 when her teacher told students to stand for the pledge of allegiance and to sing the Mexican national anthem.

It said Brinsdon's teacher and principal tried to "coerce" her when the girl declined to participate. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday in McAllen.

McAllen school district spokesman Mark May said Thursday the class was conducting a "cultural-awareness assignment."

More at http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Lawsuit-Texas-School-Girl-Told-to-Pledge-Allegiance-to-Mexico-194215441.html .

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TexasTowelie Mar 2013 OP
mbperrin Mar 2013 #1
LeftInTX Mar 2013 #2
TexasTowelie Mar 2013 #3
douglas9 Mar 2013 #4

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Mar 3, 2013, 12:54 PM

1. Actually a school assignment, rather than an actual "pledge", whatever that is.

People pledge to sororities and fraternities, so I've always been amazed that they would trivialize their flag by doing the same thing to it.

Next thing you know, the school will assign books to read not written by US citizens!!!

Oh nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

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Sun Mar 3, 2013, 05:19 PM

2. I smell Tea Party/Fundies behind this suit

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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #2)

Sun Mar 3, 2013, 06:05 PM

3. I checked the McAllen Monitor.

Nothing was mentioned about this story in the local newspaper.

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Mon Mar 4, 2013, 09:15 AM

4. McAllen ISD student's family files suit after pledge incident


Brinsdon’s father, William, told conservative radio host Glenn Beck in 2011 that the assignment was indicative of “indoctrination” far beyond any one class. “It’s getting crazy down here,” he said. “The Mexican flag is flying every day here.”


http://www.themonitor.com/news/local/article_3fb2f144-8230-11e2-9fca-001a4bcf6878.html

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