Tearing Down The Graven Images, "The Confederate Flag"!
Readers, the Confederate Flag is a hot button issue today. What do you think of when you see the confederate flag? What message do you think it is sending? Racism? Slavery? Hatred? White supremacy? or something worse? Bishop Eric Freeman posted a wonderful essay to his Facebook page that a lot of Christians agree with:
In ALL honesty, each of the nine victims carried the same horror of every African-American concerning the deadly connotations of the confederate flag. And this killer, standing under its banner, brought to bear the fruit of the graven image so many calls "heritage". To suggest that an African-American speaking to the terror of this graven image is somehow a rebel rouser (pun intended), borders on abusive! Let's unify under the banner of Christ. Let's tear down the graven images. Let's grieve honestly.
Let's repent as a nation. Let's watch as well as pray. And everywhere we SEE the graven images of bigotry, hatred, and racism let us cry aloud and spare not. Rest here