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REALLY?! Pierce County Council member refuses to sit in chambers with the Pride flag!

Pierce County Council member refuses to sit in chambers because Pride flag ‘distracting’ her from her official duties. Credit: Tacoma’s News-Tribune.

Pierce County Council member refuses to sit in chambers because Pride flag ‘distracting’

She told constituents looking at a rainbow Pride flag would distract her from her official duties.

From KCPQ-13 TV, FOX Seattle via MSN:

On Tuesday [July 2], one Pierce County Council member was absent from the dais during a regularly scheduled meeting. Amy Cruver, who represents District 3, appeared virtually from her office. Her reasoning: she would not sit in council chambers where a Pride flag sits on display.

Cruver, who serves citizens of Ashford, Eatonville, Elbe, Elk Plain, Frederickson, Graham, Spanaway, Kapowsin, Roy, McKenna, Lacamas, and Harts Lake spoke at length at the end of the meeting, explaining her reasoning.

“My reasoning why I’m not in there is how life is full of distractions and disruptions, and it’s also full of memories and experiences that can trigger emotions or feelings associated with tangible items,” said Cruver.

The flag, FOX 13 News was told, is on display in county chambers during Pierce County’s celebration of Pride month, which falls in July rather than June.

During her virtual statement, Cruver went on to display images of Pride events she found offensive and that, in her words, had “no family value.”

It’s unclear from what events, whether local or not, she obtained those pictures that she found offensive. Still, she used them to back her decision to not sit in council chambers.


Posted by Steve on July 8, 2024 at 12:31 am | Permalink

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  1. Stand up for what you believe and stay strong. Well done.

    Comment by Kyle on July 8, 2024 at 6:05 pm

  2. Pierce county deserves council members who are capable of focusing through distractions, disruptions, memories and experiences in order to perform their duties in passing legislation and setting county policy.

    Council members must represent all of the people in Lewis county, without bias.

    If a Council member cannot do that, they should retire.

    Comment by Paula R Atti on July 8, 2024 at 6:23 pm

  3. Very sad for that district

    Comment by Sandra Romero on July 9, 2024 at 11:26 am

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