Allen Armentrout was about to enter his senior year at Pensacola Christian College, but after attending the "Unite the Right" protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, the school will not allow him to complete his final year.

A native of North Carolina, Arementrout wore a replica 19th century uniform and held a Confederate flag at the rally and was seen saluting the statue of Robert E. Lee. He said he is not a racist, but made the trip to let people know the "true history" of the Civil War. Although the college, which is located in Pensacola, does not normally comment on cases involving individual students, the college said it "recognizes the dignity and value of all people, and we respect the history of America. We encourage individuals to exercise discernment and seek to build reconciliation, especially during a time of mourning like Charlottesville is experiencing."

Armentrout said he thought his school should have stood behind him.

"I believe a Christian institution should support patriotic individuals who want to stand for American tradition and beliefs," he said.


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Self-hatred. Guilt. Resentment. Paranoia. Hysteria. Overbearing Mother-Love.

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