A Virginia Flagger Explains All



9 thoughts on “A Virginia Flagger Explains All

  1. neukomment July 13, 2014 / 12:03 pm

    I saw the “Baptists for Liberty” and chose not to listen. I am a Deacon in a Baptist church, (Northern Yankee Heritage kind so of course I would be labeled “apostate”). Yes, there were “Baptists for slavery” but the Southern Baptist Convention has since then formally repudiated that position…..

    • neukomment July 13, 2014 / 8:03 pm

      T.O. Susan, Both northern and southern branches of the Baptist churches in the United States share heritage from both the particular ( Calvinistic) and General (Arminian) Baptist heritage. Southern Baptists may have historically been more Calvinistic then they now are, and I am aware of the Reformed renewal movement in the SBC, and that more recently that trend has been resisted. The Baptists, like the Methodists, and Presbyterians, and etc split over the issue of slavery. In the course of the War to Suppress the Rebellion,it was Particular Baptists against Particular Baptists, and General Baptists against General Baptists. (Think of it like the scene in Gods and Generals where the Union Irish Brigade is attacking the Confederate Irish at the stone wall at Fredericksburg…) The true Anabaptist groups such as the Mennonites and Amish, and some of the German Brethren groups were pacifists. There is probably a study somewhere on Anabaptist pacifism during the Civil War, but I am not aware of it.

      • The other Susan July 13, 2014 / 11:08 pm

        Ah thanks neukomment, you are certainly way more knowledgeable, than that fellow they interviewed.

  2. Eric A. Jacobson July 14, 2014 / 9:19 am

    Well, first of all, not ALL Confederate soldiers were called to volunteer service by their States. Many tens of thousands were drafted. So there is that point….

    Also, the ongoing nonsense about Confederate soldiers being the highest kind of Christian soldiers because they fought under what is commonly known as the St. Andrews’ Cross is just utter nonsense. This type of bile is an affront to every Christian soldier who fought under the Stars and Stripes at places like Belleau Wood, Normandy, Iwo Jima, Chosin Reservoir, Khe Sanh, Fallujah, etc, etc.

    Lastly, listening to Isenhour twist and turn about Lincoln is comedy at its best. And of course, Lincoln was a Marxist. 🙂

    • The other Susan July 14, 2014 / 10:53 am

      I love how they ate always quoting Miles as to turning the cross so as to “avoid religious objections” from “Jews and Protestant sects”
      But they always seem to leave out this quote…
      “The committee, on examining the representations of the flags of all countries, found that Liberia and the Sandwich Islands had flags so similar to that of the United States that it seemed to them an additional, if not a conclusive, reason why we should not keep, copy or imitate it. They feel no inclination to borrow at second hand what had been pilfered and appropriated by a free negro community and a race of savages.”

      • The other Susan July 14, 2014 / 10:57 am

        ^ typo, meant to say are not ate :p

    • The other Susan July 14, 2014 / 1:14 pm

      Also curious is how these flagger types portray Lincoln as evil incarnate for considering to send slaves back to Africa; meanwhile Robert E. Lee was a good saintly man whose sainted wife was raising money to send those poor slaves back to Africa.

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