County board of supervisors member kneels during pledge
Oct. 18, 2017
NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) — A member of a Mississippi county's board of supervisors knelt during the Pledge of Allegiance to draw attention to community divisions.
Ricky Gray told The Clarion-Ledger he didn't plan to kneel at Monday's Adams County Board of Supervisors meeting in Natchez, but felt moved to at the time.
The 57-year-old supervisor said Natchez and Adams County have exhibited deep divisions since President Donald Trump took office. He said he's brought up the divisions at past meetings to little attention, and "hopefully, this will help wake people up."
He said no one at the meeting seemed to be surprised, and he's not sure if he'll do it again. He says "if the Lord tells me to kneel, then I'll kneel."
Information from: The Clarion-Ledger, http://www.clarionledger.com