Would You Honor the Founder of a Hate Group? Well Some in Mississippi Want To

With a license plate commemorating the founder of the KKK.

A fight is brewing in Mississippi over a proposal to issue specialty license plates honoring Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, who was an early leader of the Ku Klux Klan.  The Mississippi Division of Sons of Confederate Veterans wants to sponsor a series of state-issued license plates to mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, which it calls the “War Between the States.” The group proposes a different design each year between now and 2015, with Forrest slated for 2014.  “Seriously?” state NAACP president Derrick Johnson said when he was told about the Forrest plate. “Wow.”

I’m with Mr Johnson.  Wow.  How can people be so dim?  What will the logo be, a black man being hung from a tree?  Seriously Mississippi, you can’t allow this.  It’s vile.  Next thing you know, Germany will be commemorating Hitler with a license plate with an oven on it (which is the same sort of thing those in MS want to do).

[Don’t worry, theologians, keep sleeping… you don’t need to pay attention to society, you have Aquinas to read…]

One thought on “Would You Honor the Founder of a Hate Group? Well Some in Mississippi Want To

  1. Bob Schillaci 10 Feb 2011 at 6:03 pm

    Wait. Forrest was from Tennessee. Why can’t Mississippians honor Jefferson Davis?

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