While I personally would never fly the Confederate flag, there is something unsettling about the current demand for a Soviet/Taliban-style purging of all things Confederate from our society. We need to remember that history is not always pretty and that erasing the bad history may doom us to repeat it.
With the passage of House Bill 465, North Carolina joined just three other states requiring a 72-hour waiting period before an abortion. This waiting period has nothing to do with women’s health and safety and everything to do with limiting access to abortion.
Never in my lifetime had I heard a president of the United States sing a hymn on national TV, until President Obama sang “Amazing Grace” at Rev. Clementa Pinckney’s funeral Friday. Here was the commander in chief using a special time to evangelize to the world. Where is the celebration by Christians? The president has been accused of being a Muslim. He is the only president who has had to prove his citizenship. He is a president who has been besieged by racist slurs for eight years. Where is the amazing grace for him?