Mississippi Baptists ask Legislature to remove Confederate symbol from state flag
Offering a "voice of healing in the name of Jesus Christ," Mississippi Baptists asked the Legislature Tuesday (June 23) to replace the state flag with a design that does not include the Confederate flag.
"Our position on this is motivated by our understanding of the teaching of Jesus Christ," Parker said, referencing the golden rule found in Matthew 7:12 to do unto others as you would have them do unto you, and the second greatest commandment, to love your neighbor as yourself, found in Matthew 22:39.
"We take these teachings quite seriously and believe that this is indeed a moral issue and a Gospel issue for our state, and therefore we want to be not a political player in the process," Parker said. "We want to be a prophetic voice, and our hope is that our stand and our conviction will bring healing to the racial tensions that are felt in Mississippi."...
Well, it's good that Mississippi changed it's state flag to get rid of its Confederate emblem that was in it. I'm not sure if Governor Cuomo was inspired by that or the New York State legislature, but they may have a harder time getting rid of it than Mississippi did
Bernadette Hogan and Carl Campanile wrote: Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law aimed at banning the sale of â€śhate symbolsâ€ť such as the Confederate flag or the swastika on state property â€” even while admitting the new edict might clash with the First Amendment and be struck down as unconstitutional.
The new law â€” effective immediately â€” prohibits the sale of hate symbols on public grounds including state and local fairs, and also severely limits their display unless deemed relevant to serving an educational or historical purpose....
excerpt from, "Cuomo signs bill banning sale of Confederate flags"
I propose that the new flag have a white fieldâ€”oh wait, that may represent white privilege, so scratch thatâ€”a red field with a magnolia tree in the center, and a possum hanging by its tail from one of the lower limbs, and the state motto (E possumus unum) emblazoned across the bottom.
Jim Lincoln wrote: --- I see they weren't happy with the flag even before the present problems popped up
You think coming after the battle flag will pacify the revisionist anti-revolutionaries? It's just another prop in the play. The American flag is on their radar as well. Only the silly think any of this has much to do with racism. Black folk are being used as tools in a larger war. If it goes the way the racist, violent protesters wish, black people will be put back on the plantation after their usefulness to the Marxist cause is done. Sure wish more people had played connect the dots when they were kids.
This is really clowns world. If Charles Dickens had written this story he would have named Shawn Parker "Peck Sniff." I feel sorry for those that sit in his church.
All lives don't matter. Read the Old Testament. You call evil good,
Warfares pilgrim: Southerners indeed wanted to honor their soldiers. They never honored Lincoln. Reconstruction was apron of thief, murder and lawlessness brought to the South by the evil Yankee. You speak of the KKK, you should learn of the Loyal League, those Yankee murderers that made the KKK look like sunny school. You talk of communist Learn about the Forty eighters That swelled Lincolns rotten armies and governments.. I have grown so tired of people like you.
A Baptist wuss is still a wuss. So naive to think mob mentality will ever be pacified. And using the name of Jesus to do it. It's not even the confederate flag, but who cares when feelings supercede truth?
"In the wake of the 2015 Charleston, South Carolina church shooting, in which nine black parishioners of an Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church were killed by Confederacy admirer and white supremacist Dylann Roof, there were renewed calls for Southern states to cease using the Confederate battle flag in official capacities. This extended to increased criticism of Mississippi's state flag. All eight public universities in Mississippi, along with "several cities and counties", including Biloxi, are now refusing to fly the state flag until the emblem is removed. At displays of all 50 state flags in New Jersey, Oregon, and Philadelphia, the flag has been removed, leaving 49.
Over 20 flag-related bills, some calling for another statewide referendum, were introduced in the Legislature in 2015 and 2016, but none made it out of committee. A 2016 federal lawsuit alleging that the flag is tantamount to "state-sanctioned hate speech" was dismissed by both a district court and the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. The Supreme Court declined to hear the case." (Wikipedia)
Untaught history: blacks were slave owners before and during the civil war. They treated some of their enslaved black men like dogs. Harriet Tubman's husband, a free black man, threatened to sell her farther down south so she ran away. The birth of the underground railroad was started by a poor husband. Indians had slaves too. They didn't have to nor want to give theirs up when the emancipation proclamation came about. The government had to make another treaty with them. Before,during, and after the civil war whites were being captured on sailing ships to be sold as slaves in the Africa slave trade. So there you have it, blacks, Indians, and whites ALL had slaves before and during the civil war. Nobody is innocent. All have been enslaved at some point in time in history. Some still are ensalved.