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AN UNCIVIL WAR: THE FLAG AND THE CROSS

South Carolina was a vacation destination of our family in the late 60’s. Warm April breezes on the Boardwalk, pecan pie, grits and Confederate flags frame my memories of southern hospitality. Like a lot of boys, I began a childhood affection for all things Blue and Grey. My entire collection of non-religious books is about the Civil War. “God’s and Generals” is one of the few films I’ve watched more than twice. I built dioramic layouts on our ping pong table depicting the Battle of Gettysburg, using 100’s of 1/72 scale, personally hand-painted soldiers. A lot has changed in the last two weeks. Nine people were murdered because they were black and sitting in a Charleston, S.C. church with a…
Bob Jones
June 27, 2015