Kentucky Public School Teacher at McCracken County High School Encouraged Students to Step on American Flag As Part of Art Project


Are you friggin kidding me … Kentucky public school teacher encourages students step on the American flag and calls it art.

Art teacher Shand Stamper encouraged students to step on an American flag that had been placed on the floor as part of an art display, outraging parents and students. Really, it was  called  re-creation of “Dread” Scott Tyler’s 1989 installation titled “The Proper Way to Display an American Flag.” Sadly, I call it desecration of the flag! According to reports, as part of the art exhibit, students were encouraged to stand on the flag and write their reflections on how they felt standing on the flag. WTF!!! So let’s understand this, you can desecrate the American flag and call it art, but if a rodeo clown wears an Obama mask, they get fired, banned for life from the rodeo in Missouri and calls for hate crimes against you?


The display at McCracken County High School, was reportedly a re-creation of “Dread” Scott Tyler’s 1989 art display titled “The Proper Way to Display an American Flag,” according to Fox News Radio’s Todd Starnes.

Students were reportedly encouraged to stand on the flag and write reflections about how they felt standing on it, reported Starnes. According to WLEX-TV, the flag was stepped on and said visitors “had to step on the flag in order to participate in the project.”

The art teacher apologized, but I am sorry, how could anyone have such a lapse of judgement and not know any better. Sorry, not buying it. Let’s see the art teacher have the students step on Koran’s next and we shall see what happens. Oh that’s tight, he wants to keep his head.

Art teacher Shand Stamper has since apologized for the controversial art display – telling The Paducah Sun that it was not a specifically assigned project. The newspaper reported she sent a written letter of apology to school administrators.

“I love our flag and the nation it stands for. I love the freedom I enjoy because of our brave veterans. I feel sick and deeply sad that through my actions I have dishonored these men and women and also poorly represented you all,” she wrote in a letter obtained by the newspaper. “(To say) I am devastated by my actions bringing outrage and negativity on you is a gross understatement.”

Posted August 31, 2013 by
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    2 Responses to “Kentucky Public School Teacher at McCracken County High School Encouraged Students to Step on American Flag As Part of Art Project”

    1. A Texas Grandfather on August 31st, 2013 9:31 pm

      What kind of people are doing the hiring at this school district? Don’t they ever look at what type of work or organizations they have belonged to in school and out?

      I would say not only should this woman not ever be allowed to teach in a school, the person(s) responsible for hiring and managing need to be questioned and perhaps replaced.

      Management sets the standards. If management is lax or non-existant, this is the result.

      Where is the pride that we once had regarding the country and the flag that is the symbol of it? Is this another liberal/socialist stunt to teach our children disrespect?

    2. Tamikosmom on September 1st, 2013 11:03 am

      Let’s see the art teacher have the students step on Koran’s next and we shall see what happens. Oh that’s tight, he wants to keep his head.

      Posted August 31, 2013 by Scared Monkeys


      There is an Islamic double standard. The following article is a good read in its entirety.

      Todd’s American Dispatch: Feds forced churches to get baptism permits
      By Todd Starnes
      August 30, 2013

      In Olympia, Wash., a church was denied a permit to hold a baptism at Heritage Park a few weeks ago. Their request was rejected because the attorney general said the religious sacrament was a violation of the state constitution.

      In 2011, a church’s beach baptism was shut down by lifeguards in Miami.

      But while the government cracks down on public expressions of the Christian faith, they are embracing public expressions of the Islamic faith – many times at taxpayer expense.

      Universities across the nation are spending thousands of dollars to install foot baths so Muslim students can wash their feet before their five-times-a-day prayers.

      The New York Times reported that the University of Michigan-Dearborn spent $25,000 to install the foot-washing stations in restrooms. The university defended the expenditure, claiming it was for health and safety measures, not religion.

      A number of airports have spent public tax dollars to provide foot-washing basins for Muslim taxi drivers. One Arizona airport went so far as to provide prayer rugs.

      And San Francisco International Airport renovated a building to create a house of worship for Muslim workers. Airport officials declined to reveal how much tax money was spent, but a spokesman told the San Francisco Chronicle they just wanted to maintain “a good relationship with ground transportation providers.”

      So there you have it, good readers. Our government increasingly affords accommodation to the Muslim faith, while attempting to regulate the Christian faith.

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