Racial Issues

Mississippi Becomes Last State to Remove Confederate Emblem from Flag

"The Mississippi state legislature voted on Sunday to remove the emblem of the Confederacy from the state flag. ... polling from the state’s Chamber of Commerce indicated that 55 percent of residents now supported removing the Confederate symbol." - National Review

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What do George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, Ulysses S. Grant. Father Junipero Serra, and Christopher Columbus have in common?

"None was a Confederate general. And all have had their statues torn down by mobs in the last few days, or, in the case of Roosevelt, had New York's Museum of Natural History announce that a Roosevelt statue at the museum's entrance will soon be removed." - Byron York

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In historic election, SBC Executive Committee elects first African American chair

"Rolland Slade, pastor of Meridian Baptist Church in El Cajon, Calif., was unopposed as EC chair and was unanimously elected by ballot vote. Outgoing chair Mike Stone called for a ballot vote, he said, to mark the historic moment." - BPNews

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Barna: Some three-quarters of pastors say churches should support peaceful protests against racism, police actions

Barna "surveyed 400 pastors on June 4-15 and had a margin of error of +/- 4.9%. Of those surveyed, 76% said they believed churches should support the protests, while 15% disagreed and 8% did not have an opinion. Additionally, 62% reported that their churches had addressed the protests and 94% said they believe the Church has a responsibility to publicly denounce racism." - CPost

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