Should Christians Oppose the Confederate Flag?

Should Christians Oppose the Confederate Flag?

The fatal shooting of nine unarmed African Americans in a South Carolina church by a white assailant has reignited the debate on whether the Confederate Battle flag is a symbol of Southern heritage or a relic of white supremacy. Southern Baptist leader Russell Moore is calling for the Confederate flag to be taken down, but South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham was initally defending it, before changing his mind.

The Confederate flag flying at full-mast from the South Carolina Capitol grounds, even after the "racist act of violence," raises the question of "what we, as Christians, ought to think about the Confederate Battle Flag," Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, writes on his blog.


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