The Gospel and The Confederate Flag

“But, as with any symbol, there is no real meaning to a Confederate flag, only the various meanings that people attach to it. There are many who hold to the “Lost Cause” idea created after the Civil War, and therefore, use the flag without racial meaning. ”

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Having grown up in the South and loving all things southern, it has been somewhat of a struggle to examine some things from the viewpoint of the gospel.  One such thing is the Confederate flag. I loved watching the Dukes of Hazard scoot through the countryside in ‘General Lee’. I enjoy Civil War history. I even participated in a Civil War Reenactment.  And since I didn’t live during the Civil War, the confederate flag has always been a symbol of Southern heritage.

But, as with any symbol, there is no real meaning to a Confederate flag, only the various meanings that people attach to it. There are many who hold to the “Lost Cause” idea created after the Civil War, and therefore, use the flag without racial meaning.  The Confederate Flag is deeply symbolic, representing for many ideas of Southern heritage and pride not connected to segregation, slavery or…

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