Rob Lowe is 'humiliated' by Pledge of Allegiance 'idiocy' at Calif. college (VIDEO)

  • Actor Rob Lowe defended the Pledge of Allegiance on Wednesday morning.
  • A California college board had made national headlines after banning the pledge.

Actor Rob Lowe says he is "humiliated" after a California college's board of trustees made national headlines for banning the Pledge of Allegiance during its meetings. 

As Campus Reform  first reported, the president of Santa Barbara City College Board of Trustees Rob Miller "decided to discontinue use of the Pledge of Allegiance for reasons related to its history and symbolism." Miller added that the pledge is "steeped in expressions of nativism and white nationalism." Miller temporarily reversed his decision on Tuesday, as Campus Reform  also reported

"Humiliated for Santa Barbara City College making national news for their idiocy."   

[RELATED: College reinstates Pledge of Allegiance at board meetings...for now]

 "Humiliated for Santa Barbara City College making national news for their idiocy," Lowe tweeted Wednesday morning.


Following Campus Reform's reporting, several other news outlets, including Fox News, picked up the story. Celeste Barber, the former SBCC adjunct professor who challenged the initial decision to scrap the pledge, joined Fox and Friends Wednesday morning to discuss the story.

Lowe's tweet came just minutes after Barber's appearance on Fox & Friends.

[RELATED: Calif. board of trustees scraps Pledge of Allegiance over 'white nationalism' history (UPDATED)]

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Jon Street is a news editor for Campus Reform. Six years ago, Jon cut his reporting teeth fresh out of college as an intern at Media Research Center's, where he interviewed multiple members of Congress and former presidential candidates. From there, he went on to complete a stint at, where his exclusive, investigative work was picked up or cited by the New York Times, Washington Post, Fox News, National Review, and the Drudge Report, among others. More recently, Jon spent three years as an assistant editor at In his free time, Jon enjoys trying new coffeehouses around the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and traveling back to his home state of Missouri to spend time with his family.

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