The Confederate States of America was founded as a Christian theocracy that supported slavery and state religion, elevating one race and one religion above all others. The resulting war, started by the CSA, was horrible. The CSA’s defeat was justified, and should be celebrated.
The mid-20th century revival of the battle flag in America was unfortunate, embarrassing, and offensive, but reflective of many deep unresolved feelings. It means a great deal to me that the CSA battle flag, a flag promoting the values of state religion and slavery, a flag flown for the purpose of intimidation and repression of rights, no longer flies over many states that I grew up in. Keep up the good work America.