That Time When a Preacher Pushed to Keep Slave Families Together and for the Continuation of Slavery…in the Same Sermon

Christians are certainly right to criticize Attorney General Jeff Sessions for citing Romans 13 as a reason to support the separation of children from their parents under a draconian immigration policy at the border. Studying history, however, makes one aware how of how inconsistent religious people can be when it comes to justice. Christians of … Continue reading That Time When a Preacher Pushed to Keep Slave Families Together and for the Continuation of Slavery…in the Same Sermon

“Celebrating” Confederate Heritage Month

Seven states have designated April, the month when the Civil War both began and ended, as Confederate Heritage Month. The official proclamation, signed by the governor of my own adopted home of Mississippi says, "it is important for all Americans to reflect on our nation's past...and earnestly strive to understand and appreciate our heritage and our opportunities … Continue reading “Celebrating” Confederate Heritage Month

The Juneteenth of the Soul

Today is Juneteenth.  June 19, 1865 commemorates the day when the Emancipation Proclamation that declared all slaves free was announced to citizens in the state of Texas.  Although the proclamation became official on January 1, 1863, it wasn't until after the war ended that it had any real effects. A Day of Freedom African Americans … Continue reading The Juneteenth of the Soul