Almost as soon as the story broke of the 15 year old boy who was forced to remove his shirt, cap, and name badge because they contained images of the Confederate flag before being allowed to visit the LEE Chapel Saturday, several amateur historians/bloggers immediately called his story false, labeled it a "publicity stunt" and used it to continue their campaign of slander and false attacks against the Va Flaggers and the SCV.
At the same time, when asked for a statement by the press, W&L officials DENIED THE INCIDENT EVER TOOK PLACE, effectively joining the bloggers in their chorus of hate, and calling the boy a liar.
"Meanwhile, university officials initially denied the allegations being brought against it. Brian Eckert, the spokesperson for Washington and Lee, stated there is no indication the incident took place."
However, on Tuesday the University admitted that because of "safety" reasons they forced 4 people "not to carry or wear Confederate flags or emblems on the campus."
We never ONCE doubted the honesty or integrity of this young man! SHAME ON Washington & Lee for trying to cover up their misconduct, and for impugning the character of a 15 year old boy! HE told the truth. THEY did not. Is it any wonder such men have no regard for the honor and integrity of Robert E. Lee?
CALL TO ACTION!
Please contact University officials and request the University end its discriminatory, random, undefined policy and apologize for its mistreatment of persons of Confederate ancestry. Please, write, phone or e-mail:
Kenneth P. Ruscio
(540) 458-8945 (fax)
Senior Assistant to the President
(540) 458-8745 (fax)
Executive Director of Communications and Public Affairs
Julie S. Cline
Washington and Lee University
Lexington, Virginia 24450-2116
We MUST keep the skeer on...will you help?
P.O. Box 547
Sandston VA 23150