This was a TERRIFIC moment in the battle to remove the Confederate flag from the capital of South Carolina. I find it appalling that it took this long.
Some are using the "heritage" argument to keep the flag flying. I say that is the same as asking the Germans to keep flying the Nazi swastika flags all over Europe as a symbol of heritage.
I am not saying that everyone who wants the flag to keep flying is racist. I am saying that the flag is a CLEAR SYMBOL of a terrible practice of our country - slavery.
I typically don't mix religion with politics. However, I have to share this message I heard from Pastor Steven Furtick of Elevation Church, the church I attended when I lived in Charlotte for about a year after my divorce. This is one of the best messages I have ever heard and it is his reaction and thoughts on what happened in Charleston. Please watch the whole thing.