Sunday, June 10, 2007
Over the last couple months, little pockets of revolt have started to creep from the shadows to take on the establishment of the South Carolina General Assembly. First it was USC Head Football Coach Steve Spurrier in April, commenting several times that it was time to take it down. Shortly after, I found myself reading letter after letter to the Post and Courier, attacking Spurrier for daring to question that a Battle Flag of a defeated country, which was never recognized by another government, would fly on a monument on located on the State House grounds.
This was followed by opponents of the flag writing in letters with their view and of course more letters arguing telling the world how the flag was the holiest thing in SC and anyone who disagreed should be burned at the stake (ok , that is an exaggeration but you get my point).
Today something different happened; a major group besides the NAACP came out against the flag. During its annual convention, the South Carolina United Methodist Conference approved a resolution calling for the flag to be moved off of the State House Grounds. According to the article only one other religious organization has done the same thing, the South Carolina Christian Action Council.
I applaud both groups for taking a stand while others just sit. Maybe this will be the start of something new.
To read more, go here.