Alabama pastor tells high school football crowd they should be shot if they don’t stand for anthem
Pastor Allen Joyner of the Sweet Home Baptist Church, isn’t so sweet in his views.
[He spoke] prior to a game at McKenzie High School, telling the attendees they should prepare to line up for execution by members of the military.
“If you don’t want to stand for the national anthem, you can line up over there by the fence and let our military personnel take a few shots at you since they’re taking shots for you,” he announced to the cheers of the crowd, according to a Facebook post — since removed — by attendee Denise Crowley-Whitfield…
peaking for Butler County Schools, Superintendent Amy Bryan immediately denounced Joyner’s comments in a statement, saying, “Patriotism should be a part of school events but threats of shooting people who aren’t patriotic, even in jest, have no place at a school. Threats of violence are a violation of school policy and certainly not condoned by the school board.”