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In August, I wrote an article encouraging Christians to love their neighbors more than Confederate monuments. That post was met with a considerable amount of opposition and even anger. Most of the opposition surrounded one sentence, “The Confederacy was fighting to protect the institution of slavery.” Many people wrote to me claiming the Civil War had little or nothing to do with slavery. I want you to see why that position is wrong and why I believe it matters that we tell the truth about slavery and the Civil War.

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