Will Dismukes was very recently forced to resign as a Southern Baptist pastor after celebrating the birthday of the ‘racist’ Nathan Bedford Forrest:
Once again, a complete lack of historical understanding is behind this hysteria. Gen Forrest did not hate black folks. Far from it:
Let me close with some details about General Nathan Bedford Forrest taken from The Memphis Daily Appeal—Saturday, August 8, 1868. Meeting of the Conservative Club of Colored Men of the Fourth Ward at Stillman Hall.
“Loud calls were made for Gen. Forrest, who appeared and made a forcible address, informing the colored men who were their best friends, and of the designs of the Radicals to plunge the country into a war of races. He informed them that the Southern man was the true friend of the black race, and if the scalawags got them into trouble the black man would have to do the fighting, while the scalawag ran away, as usual. He advised them not to be seduced into joining Loyal Leagues, or other secret societies, but to go to work and become industrious, and vote the Democratic ticket. When the white people become free, through the aid of the colored man, then, all would be at peace, and the Conservative man would protect them in all their rights. He would protect them, and every honest Southern man would do likewise. Gen. Forrest spoke about an hour, and was loudly applauded.”
--Barbara Marthal, https://www.abbevilleinstitute.org/blog/calming-the-rage/
Forrest was buried with his wife in Memphis’ Elmwood Cemetery. His funeral procession stretched for three miles and was attended by 20,000 mourners, 3,000 to 6,000 of whom were black.
--James R. Roesch, https://www.abbevilleinstitute.org/review/bust-hell-wide-open/
This last essay is particularly helpful at dispelling myths about Gen Forrest, the Klan, etc.
Unfortunately, the tsunami of woke outrage rolling in to destroy Southern culture looks like it is still rising, and now so great an artist as Miss Flannery O’Connor is not safe even at a Catholic university:
There is a safe religious haven, however, for those Southerners who care about protecting and preserving their history and heroes from the insanity at work in both the Protestant and Roman Catholic camps: The Orthodox Church. She is not afraid of honoring the Southerner’s history and traditions, as this video produced by the Russian Orthodox Church Abroad amply proves:
Let Dixie find her shelter there.
Holy Ælfred the Great, King of England, South Patron, pray for us sinners at the Souð, unworthy though we are!
Anathema to the Union!