The Art City Elementary School in Springville, Utah is upset with a neighbor who has put up three pro-gay signs on his fence. The signs face the elementary school's playground.
After learning about the recent rash of suicides by young LGBT kids, Leonard Ridley, an elderly Springville resident, posted signs condemning bullying, exhorting kids to tell the truth, and telling the kids that gays are born gay. The school has taken issue with the sign about suicide, saying that they don't discuss the issue with kids that young. They say the content is "adult in nature" but insist that they're not focused on the LGBT portion of his placards.
"The District is very concerned about the content of the signs and it's not his beliefs are different from other peoples," according to Nebo School District spokeswoman Lana Hiskey.
The city's code enforcement officer has deemed the signs' content appropriate but found that Ridley's three signs together violated an ordinance about how big signs can be. Ridley has agreed to rotate the three signs to be in compliance with the city's laws.
Video interview with Ridley and school officials after the jump.