Racism will finally die when we believe and act on the basis of what the Scriptures teach – that every person is of “one blood” (Acts 17:26) and that Christ’s blood was shed to redeem all persons from their sins.
By Dr. Mark Creech | Christian Action League
Following close on the heels of the mayhem in Charlottesville, Virginia, upheavals over statues associated with the Confederacy in North Carolina have taken center-stage.
Earlier this month, a group of protesters gathered outside of the Old Durham Courthouse and toppled a 15-foot monument dedicated to “the boys who wore the gray.”
Shortly thereafter, vandals struck the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee near the entrance of Duke Chapel, which prompted the administration at Duke University to remove it.
“Silent Sam,” a statue located on the North Campus at the University of North Carolina has been a place of intense protests by those demanding that the statue be removed.
Governor Roy Cooper has said Confederate statues in North Carolina should be taken down. He wants the state’s lawmakers to repeal a 2015 law that says none of these monuments belonging to the state may be taken down without the approval of the legislature and the North Carolina Historical Commission.
Of course, at the crux of this conflict, is the claim that such monuments perpetuate racism.
But wait a minute, is it really that simple
Abraham Lincoln said in his fourth debate with Stephen Douglas: