Florida Christian College Expels Student Who Supported Confederate Statue in Charlottesville

A private Christian school in Florida has kicked out a student who was seen in a Confederate uniform supporting the Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Pensacola Christian College expelled Allen Armentrout after he was found to be demonstrating in favor of the Lee statue three days after violence erupted at the “Unite the Right” rally.

College spokeswoman Amy Glenn told The Christian Post that the school doesn’t comment on the specific status of enrollment or history of a student. She did, however, provide a general statement from the school.

“Pensacola Christian College recognizes the dignity and value of all people and we respect the history of America,” noted the college’s statement.

“We encourage individuals to exercise discernment and seek to build reconciliation, especially during a time of mourning like Charlottesville is experiencing.”

Earlier this month, violence broke out at a rally held in Charlottesville in support of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.

Neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klansmen, and other white nationalist socialist groups were at the rally organized by Jason Kessler, a former supporter of Barack Obama and an Occupy Wall Street protester-turned-alt-right activist, whose right to demonstrate on Aug. 12 was defended in federal court by the ACLU of Virginia and the Rutherford Institute. Violent clashes between protesters and counter-protesters ensued.

The worst incident came when a neo-Nazi sympathizer drove his car into a group of counter-protesters, killing one woman and injuring around 20 other people.

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Source: Christian Post