I was born and raised in South Carolina during a time when the atmosphere of the sixties tried to overshadow the faith of the land. Civil Rights was not just something talked about, but something deeply felt within every Southerner; black or white.
And now at 53 years of age, I believe it is time to put the Confederate Flag in a museum. For me, it was an easy decision, because first I went to my knees and discussed it with my Lord and Savior. For, I am not smart enough to lean on my own understanding.
You see, my bible, warns me time and again, not to worship worldly things or put more value into them than in my relationship with Jesus Christ. Because, a human can take something symbolic and turn it into a myth or a god, without really meaning to do so. And that is exactly what we have done with the Confederate Flag.
The pride, heritage, honor, and loyalty runs deep within our veins, not in a piece of cloth. God blessed us to be born and raised in South Carolina, and to Him must be all of the glory! Not a piece of history.
For to always look to the past is to stagnate our future; and we may end up a pillar of salt! And there goes my blood pressure.
Seriously, South Carolina has endured decades of a depressed economy and she deserves a better future. Don’t hold her back, think about our children, grand-children, and great grand-children’s future. For if you wrap your soul in the cross bars of the Confederate Flag, it will not give you Grace and Humility. But prideful ignorance.
So, if you still feel that you can not give up a historical symbol, and I am a babbling idiot, ask God. Be brave enough to ask God to show you if you have made The Confederate Flag your worship and not Him. Are you afraid to ask Him, yet prideful enough to fight for a symbol of man? Go ahead…ask!
The successful future of South Carolina is on the tipping point of the scale. Push her over! Free South Carolina from the burdens of her past, and lift her up to successes of her future!
Just in case you ask…I am a Christian whose skin is white.