- Jul 12, 2020
The Diocese of Toledo has joined the Diocese of Rockville Centre in New York in warning its students that they will face disciplinary action if they take part in protests during the national anthem or the Pledge of Allegiance. Both dioceses have longstanding rules about standing during the anthem.
The Diocese of Rockville Centre in New York sent out a directive this week warning students against holding any protest during the national anthem. The diocese said violators would be disciplined on a case-by-case basis. The reminder comes amid the national debate over NFL players kneeling during the national anthem to protest police killings of unarmed black people and other racial and social injustices.