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The Parish Church of St. Helena will replace Confederate battle flags
decorating soldiers' graves with a different Confederate flag in
response to last week's massacre in Charleston, the church's pastor said
in a parish newsletter.
The Rev. Jeffrey Miller wrote in a
newsletter Wednesday that the battle flags in the historic Beaufort
church's graveyard will be replaced by the first national Confederate
flags. Battle flags have adorned the graves of Confederate soldiers
buried in the churchyard to honor the Civil War veterans, but after the
events in Charleston, that flag's purpose could be misunderstood, Miller
"As most of you know, it is this very flag that decorates
the graves of Confederate soldiers in our historic churchyard, and I
fear that our motivation for allowing its presence -- namely to honor
the memory of the Confederate dead -- is going to be grossly
misunderstood in the current climate," Miller wrote in the newsletter.
Memphis Mayor A.C. Wharton wants to dig up the bodies of Confederate
General Nathan Bedford Forrest and his wife and remove them from a city
park in the latest and perhaps most despicable example of the
anti-Southern cleansing spreading across the nation.
“Which African-American wants to have a picnic in the shadow of Nathan Bedford Forrest?”
Wharton said in a Thursday press briefing.
In addition to desecrating the graves, Wharton wants to tear down a
massive statue honoring the Confederate general who was involved in
organizing the Ku Klux Klan. The bodies of Forrest and his wife would be
relocated to a cemetery.
“These relics, these messages of this despicable period of this great nation, it’s time for those to be moved,” the mayor said.
Memphis city officials have been waging a fierce and unrelenting war
on southern heritage. In 2013, the city council changed the name of
Forrest Park to Health Sciences Park. They also changed the names of
Jefferson Davis Park and Confederate Park.
So now they want to disinter the dead? What in God’s name is wrong
with the mayor? What kind of sick, twisted person wants to dig up dead
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