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Clarification: Confederate Monuments-Newly Minted story

Posted October 5

FILE- In this Aug. 27, 2017 file photo members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans kneel in front of a new monument called the "Unknown Alabama Confederate Soldiers" in the Confederate Veterans Memorial Park in Brantley, Ala. As Confederate statues across the nation get removed, covered up or vandalized, some brand new ones are being built as well. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

— In a story Sept. 30 about Confederate statues, The Associated Press reported that Danny Francis, commander of a South Carolina Sons of Confederate Veterans unit, said that some Confederate monuments erected in the past were basically intended to intimidate people. The story should have made clear that when Francis made the comment, he was summarizing the views of a South Carolina NAACP leader.

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  • Melody Dixon Oct 8, 9:12 p.m.
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    Yes "Thou Shalt not beat false witnesses against thy neighbor " means lying! Same difference! God does not classify one sin greater than another! The Rev. Billy Graham explained this!From North Carolina!

  • Quid Malmborg Oct 4, 8:22 a.m.
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    I'm guessing that the one you're thinking about is "Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor." This does not prohibit the telling of lies/falsehoods in general, only giving false testimony or besmirching others. Let's Our President off the hook most of the time in this regard. The other commandments (e.g. adultery, covetousness, impiety) not so much. Cheers.

  • Melody Dixon Oct 2, 5:37 p.m.
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    Its one of the TEN COMMANDMENTS!

  • Quid Malmborg Oct 1, 10:19 p.m.
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    "Lied on." Lied to."The Bible says Thou shalt not lie!"

    Where in "The Bible" does it say this? Odd how you rant about the North and it's lies by propagating the same debunked falsehoods. You folks need new material.

  • Quid Malmborg Oct 1, 10:16 p.m.
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    The American Civil War could have been entirely prevented had the southern states never committed treason in the first place.

  • Melody Dixon Oct 1, 7:57 p.m.
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    I am from the South and I am sick of being lied on. The North owned slaves. Only a tenth of people in the South land of America owned any. If the North hadn"t been so greedy I don"t think the war would have started. The North signed it into the constitution that it was legal to own slaved which was wrong. But they are never wrong only the South. The Bible says Thou shalt not lie! So who was wrong? The truth will prevale! A lie can"t live forever according to GOD"S word!

  • Deborah Turner Oct 1, 5:28 p.m.
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    The Union Generals.... William T. Sherman, George Armstrong Custer and more along with the Union Army killed and mutilated Native American men,women and their children after the War Against Northern Aggression. Do the research yourself if you dare. I guess in your opinion they (Native Americans) deserved it , because they were traitors to their nation ?? // Raymond Turner

  • Deborah Turner Oct 1, 5:00 p.m.
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    You don't know the U.S. Constitution. The Federal Government DID NOT create the States... the individual States created the Federal Government with the option to leave the Union if a State or States were not being properly represented in the Union. // Raymond Turner

  • Jennifer Hulford Oct 1, 10:59 a.m.
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    The US needs to move on from that unfortunate period in history. Confederate generals should not be celebrated. If you want to dance around the issue like brats, fine. Build a monument to the men who lost their lives "for the wives and children." Whatever. But history should not honor traitors to their nation.

  • Quid Malmborg Oct 1, 10:34 a.m.
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    ...and Treason.

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