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Posted by John Lindsay on 26th December 2017 in Christian Articles, News, Op Ed

Graffiti, defacement or outright vandalism are common tactics used when someone wants to communicate their opinion without an opposing argument. Like depantsing or other juvenile types of humiliation, the purveyors strike when the likelihood of resistance is low, or when their mob reaches a size which insures the individual’s anonymity – not unlike the cowardice of a terrorist. What is most disturbing in civilized society is the defacement or destruction of monuments erected to those long deceased who cannot defend themselves.

A pastor of sorts was recently interviewed in regard to his support of the destruction of Confederate monuments. He remained articulate and poised and did not come off as smug or overtly emotional as most on the far left do. My overall objection with his position was it lacked perspective. It is easy to look at the Civil War South as enemies and traitors, albeit no more rebellious than their forefathers had been toward the English Empire a century before. The easiest thing to forget in times like these is the fact the person you call enemy, traitor and slave owner, is also a fellow American and sometimes literally your brother. Read the rest of this entry »