The Confederate Flag is the source of much contention.
Some say itâ€™s about heritage, not hate or dissension.
Â I respect an Americanâ€™s freedom of expression.
But to me, the flag is a symbol of racism and oppression.
Letâ€™s examine the flagâ€™s true history.
Many of those whoâ€™ve waved it supported the institution of slavery.
There was a period of our history called Reconstruction,
When free Black men took seats of authority.
But in the background, the Klan flew the flag, you see.
They hid behind the flag and white hoods, to cover up their devilment.
Burning and lynching was how their nights were spent.
here was another period of Jim Crow Laws.
â€œSegregation now, and foreverâ€ was George Wallaceâ€™s cause.
The flag was raised by this manâ€™s supporters,
While they shouted the â€˜Nâ€™ word at those of darker colors.
Letâ€™s fast forward to our present day.
The issue is black and white, not some shade of grey.
Into a church a young man came one Wednesday night.
Heâ€™d shown the flag on social network sites.
He took the lives of 9 souls that mattered.
Not for heritage, but because of hate, their blood was splattered.
My fellow Americans, fold up the flag, it has no place.
But only in the annals of museum space.
It does not stand for our democracy. It wreaks of hatred and hypocrisy.
Lest we forget our nationâ€™s total history.
Christ died for all; He came to set us free.
He set me free from Satanâ€™s tyranny.
God, please heal the sick and cause the blind to see.