Hundreds Attend School Board Meeting About Gay-Straight Alliance

(The Daily News Journal) A demonstration in support of a Gay-Straight Alliance club was held outside Franklin County High School briefly before Monday evening’s school board meeting. The demonstrators, many with pro-gay rainbow flags in hand, shouted as trucks holding Christian flags drove onto the high school’s campus.

Inside the high school, hundreds of residents and supports on both sides of the issue packed the auditorium and held up signs and flags at each other before the meeting kicked off.

With a Christian flag in hand, Franklin County resident Brenda Champion said she attended the meeting “simply to stand for the word of God.”

Mary Clark, who supports the GSA, said she wanted the students in the organization to know they are not alone.

“I think it’s important for these kids to know they have the support of all generations,” Clark said.

Four people formally spoke at the Franklin County School Board meeting on Monday concerning GSA formed in December.

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