It is with sadness and regret that we, the North Carolina Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans have been informed of the Southern Baptist Convention’s (“SBC”) resolution condemning the Confederate Battle Flag.
In the midst of the tragedies happening in this world, we are shocked and dismayed that an organization devoted to the cause of Christ would fall prey to political correctness and private vendettas. That the leaders of this once mighty people of God would allow themselves to be distracted from the work of Jesus Christ to arbitrarily malign the good name of the Confederate soldier fighting for freedom, is a heinous and sinful deed that will divide the people more than bring them together.
In a misguided attempt to attract and appease those that the church has yet to reach, the SBC cited that it is better to take down the Confederate Flag than have one soul refuse salvation. By their very action, the SBC has put a stumbling block before the masses with their sad attempt at political correctness.
We and our members belonging to the SBC, strongly oppose this resolution and the treasonous insult it is to the soldier who fought for freedom from Federal tyranny that we still face today. We will continue to seek all remedies to raise the banner that the proud Confederate soldier carried into battle and hold his name in honor.
R. Kevin Stone
North Carolina Division Commander Sons of Confederate Veterans