Fox News’ Todd Starnes has a nasty habit of parroting every story of Christian persecution he hears… even if there’s no truth to them.
Starnes is back in top form now, writing about Fort Collins High School in Colorado because administrators supposedly decided to cancel a spirit day honoring America because they didn’t want to offend non-Americans:
The student council at Fort Collins High School had proposed having a day to celebrate the United States during next week’s Winter Spirit Week. The young people pitched “’Merica Monday” and invited their classmates to dress in patriotic colors. Their proposal was promptly shot down by administrators.
“They said they didn’t want to be exclusive to any other country,” a 17-year-old member of the student council told me.
The irony, said the students, is that they are required to participate in Cinco de Mayo celebrations. One member of the student council pointed out the hypocrisy — and noted that students were not being forced to dress in red, white and blue for “’Merica Day.”
“We were confused why we couldn’t do one day that was for America,” the student told me.
Of course, the reality of the situation is that Starnes chose to ignore the school’s side of the story because it didn’t fit into his jingoistic narrative.
Here’s what really happened.