Between the marriage to Michael Jackson (was it the first "legalized" marriage between lesbians? Or was Jackson "transgendered"?) and then there is the whole Scientology thing.
Her father, the late Elvis Presley certainly had his issues. But he came from a Christian family, accepted Jesus at a very early age, and he was connected to his heritage. He loved and cared for his mother and his grandmother. Later in his life, he also cared for his father and a few aged aunts. He financed WBTS Reenactments and he often spoke well of his Confederate Ancestors both privately and publically. He even sang a pretty good version of Dixie.
So what will you do this week to pass our heritage along?
ROBERT E. LEE - The Road Less Traveled
When secession of States started in 1861, Robert Edward Lee was considered a stellar American patriot. No military man had the leadership ability and confidence of fellow military men like Lee. This is evidenced by the fact that when the War began, Mr. Lincoln offered Robert E. Lee command of the Union forces.
Please consider the scenario here. This young man had devoted his life to the service of the Union. He had trained to serve the military of the Union. His father and his uncles were part of the founding of this Union. Now, his lifelong dream had been realized as he could follow the steps of his hero Washington as commander of the Union. This was the most agonizing choice Lee ever faced. Unlike the fire eaters like Edmund Ruffin, Robert Toombs and William Lowndes Yancey, Lee initially opposed secession, feeling it not the wisest immediate course. So, how could Lee ever turn down this magnificent offer? Robert Frost's poem, "The Road Less Traveled", concludes with "I took the road less traveled by, and that has made all the difference." We are here today because Lee took the road less traveled by. He chose principle over expediency.
Have you considered what would have happened if Lee had taken Mr. Lincoln's offer? Well, for starters, he would have been the North's most brilliant officer and would likely have shortened the War. But Lee's greatness is not diminished due to providence determining that our side lost. Lee's choice was to do that which was right.
Lee may have been made President of these United States, may have died a rich man but Lee made a choice that enabled him to die with a clear conscience. He stood for that which he knew to be right.
We thrill at the Biblical stories of Daniel, cast in a den of lions, of little David and his defeat of the wicked giant Goliath with just a sling shot and the three Hebrew children who were cast into the fiery furnace, but yet protected by God. But there are other Biblical examples. John the Baptist was beheaded, early martyrs torn apart by lions and our Lord crucified on a tree. Right is not guaranteed to prevail in this life. Lee understood that he had no guarantee of earthly success, but he chose to do right by standing on the Constitution and in defense of his native Virginia. A man of southern heritage.
In honor of General Lee we are offering the DVD video The Christian Testimony of General Robert E. Lee from the Southern Heritage Lecture Series.
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THIS WEEK IN THE WBTS:
On Friday, May 12, 1865 in the last engagement of any significance during the war, troops from Brazos de Santiago, Texas under Colonel Theodore Barrett marched inland toward Brownsville and attacked Palmito Ranch on the banks of the Rio Grande River. The ranch was taken, but the Federals retreated under pressure.
Returning the following day, Union troops were attacked by Confederate forces commanded by Colonel John S. Ford and driven from the field.
The fighting at Palmito Ranch on May 13, 1865 can be rightly claimed a Confederate victory.
Union Private John J. Williams of the 34th Indiana was the last fatality during the Battle at Palmito Ranch, making him likely the final combatant to perish during the War Between the States.
All compatriots, veterans and friends of the South should make an effort to contact Mayor Slay in St. Louis and ask him to preserve and protect the Confederate Memorial in Forest Park.
His contact information is:
Mayor Francis G. Slay 1200 Market, Room 200 St. Louis, Missouri 63103 Phone: (314) 622-3201 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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