Hey, Billy Bearden!
If you want to distance yourself from Matthew Heimbach, perhaps you had better not do this:
Susan Hathaway cites Billy Bearden as inspiring her to take up flagging, and now we know what (and who) inspires Billy Bearden.
Now, Billy may try to tell you that he doesn’t believe in what Matthew Heimbach believes, and that this is about the post and not the poster. When he does, show him this:
And when Michael Givens tells you that neither he nor the SCV endorse white supremacy or racism, show him this:
After all, Heimbach has been the recipient of several awards from the SCV and its various camps and divisions. And who was the commander-in-chief of the SCV when Heimbach won his national award? Why, Michael Givens. No wonder they’re friends.
And we could not leave without connecting the dots all the way around:
Birds of a feather … flagging together.
Seems to me that the Sons of Confederate Veterans has some housekeeping to do if they are sincere about saying it’s all about heritage, not hate, and that they want to make sure the organization has nothing to do with people such as Matthew Heimbach …
… or perhaps they’ll follow the lead of the Virginia Flaggers, whose members told us Heimbach was a “good guy” and who admitted their association with him, going so far as to invite him to their picnic on September 29 … an invitation extended by none other than Susan Hathaway.