In our reverence of Lee, Stonewall, Davis, and other Southern hero's, we too often overlook the women of the Confederacy. This month, being the month we celebrate Mother's Day, let us pay tribute to the women who in many ways were the strength and encouragement of our confederate ancestors.
Last Sunday was an interesting service in the church where I pastor because it was our last Sunday in our "old" building. Sunday morning we will meet for the first time in our "new" building. But the service was even more interesting because of one of our visitors. I saw her pull into the parking lot driving a car with Indiana tags. Since we are in a retirement area in Florida that alone would not be at all uncommon. But when I greeted her and we shook hands I discovered that she was in the UDC. So I asked how a woman from Indiana found her way into the UDC and she told me a story about her grandmother, and how General Sherman's "Army" captured her and thousands of other women in Savannah and crowded them into cattle cars to be transported up north by train. Her grandmother was shipped to Indiana. Like many of you, I knew the story, but this was the first time I had heard it told by a descendant of one of the displaced Southern women.
Come to find out our guest grew up not too very far from where I did. Her grandmother nurtured within her a love for the South and for the brave men and women who fought for Southern independence.
This week's submission to YouTube is a video tribute to the Women of the Confederacy. Specifically to those brave women who were displaced by General Sherman and his uniformed band of raping, pillaging lunatics.
Hopefully you have something special planned for Mother's Day.
YANKEE HATEMONGERS AND THE GENERAL LEE
The Dukes of Hazzard car - known on the show as "the General Lee" - has become something more of a hot-button topic during the last 10 years or so. Far more than it was when the series originally aired in 1979.
The latest controversy involving the car happened recently when one of New York City's finest drove his recreation of the General Lee to work and was kicked off NYPD property.
A spokesman for New York City Police Department issued the following statement: "due to the fact that its presence at the NYPD facility may be considered offensive and/or inappropriate, the registered owner is being instructed that the car should not be parked on NYPD property."
A police officer could be "queer" and "here" and everyone in New York would be "OK with it." A woman police officer could walk the streets topless and city ordinances would protect her "freedom of expression." But let a Police Officer drive to work in a really cool looking car and the entire city goes viral trying to have him branded a "racist" and demanding that the mayor fire him. And the Yankees and Liberals are the ones calling we Southerners "hatemongers"?
THIS WEEK IN THE WBTS:
Today, in 1863, the Battle of Chancellorsville began. General Robert E. Lee's forces began fighting with Union troops under General Joseph Hooker. The Confederate Army would win one of its biggest victories of the war. But Confederate General Stonewall Jackson would be mortally wounded by his own soldiers in this battle.
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Deo Vindice, Chaplain Ed