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Monuments men

Race Issues | As the question of Confederate statues sharply divides people, the gospel of Christ quietly brings them together in the heart of the old Confederacy
by Jamie Dean
Posted 8/29/17, 09:58 pm

CLARKSTON, Ga., and AUGUSTA, Ga.—On a steamy Sunday morning in northern Georgia, joggers toting water bottles huff up a steep hill next to a massive granite rock soaring 800 feet into the humid Georgia air.

Stone Mountain Park is one of Georgia’s most visited tourist attractions, with its hiking, camping, ropes courses, railroad, water attractions, dinosaur-related exhibits, and one other notable display: the largest Confederate monument in the country.

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Alternative evils

Protest | The growing alt-right and antifa movements peddle poisonous messages that contradict Christian and American values
by Jamie Dean
Posted 8/29/17, 08:38 pm

Long before Richard Spencer grabbed national attention at the tumultuous August “Unite the Right” rally led by white nationalists in Charlottesville, Va., he’d been spinning his vision of superiority and racism under the banner of the “alt-right,” or “alternative right,” for years.

If the term “alt-right” seems vague, that’s because it often serves as a broad banner for loosely connected groups promoting a range of views rooted in race-based ideologies.

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Ryan critiques Trump’s Charlottesville response

by Evan Wilt
Posted 8/22/17, 11:11 am

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., on Monday evening critiqued President Donald Trump’s response to the Aug. 12 violence in Charlottesville, Va., saying the commander in chief failed to provide moral clarity when the nation needed it most. “I do believe that he messed up in his comments,” Ryan said during a town hall meeting in his home state televised by CNN. “It sounded like moral equivalency, or at the very least, moral ambiguity, when we need extreme moral clarity.” Ryan often sidesteps Trump controversies but this time said the president could have and should have done better.

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