The Sons of Confederate Veterans is at it again.
In this story we read how the organization has been the victim of discrimination on the part of those rascally PC liberals at Washington and Lee University for denying the SCV access to the Lee Chapel for next year’s Lee-Jackson Day.
Walter Wilmer, of the Stonewall Brigade of the SCV, says, “I’m just upset about the whole thing. There’s no reason why they had to do this. There’s no sense in these people acting like that. We all have to live here together. All we wanted was two hours out of 8760 hours years’ time. I don’t think what we’re asking for is unreasonable at all.” He adds, “I feel like I’m being discriminated against. There are 70 million people in this country that are descendent [sic] from confederate soldiers and you’re only going to push 70 million people so far and I feel like all this is doing is making things worse.”
Those poor SCV victims, right?
Well, as you might expect, the actual story is a bit different from what the SCV would like us to believe.
This story gives the reason why they were denied permission to use the chapel.
“Hosting the program is no longer an appropriate use of Lee Chapel, W&L spokesmen Brian Eckert said, in light of the ‘distortion, misstatements and inflammatory language’ the school has endured from members of the organization upset with its decision last year to remove Confederate flags from part of the chapel.
“ ‘The persistent name-calling, vilification and uncivil attacks in messages to the university, letters to the editors of local newspapers and social media postings have persuaded us that our original intent to make the chapel available would not be appropriate,’ Eckert said.
“ ‘We simply are not going to allow our own facilities to be used as a place from which those attacks can be made.’ ”
So the SCV’s lying, attempts to intimidate the university, and their uncouth language led to the university deciding the SCV isn’t worth allowing on campus. Now the SCV is lying again in not telling the full story and fessing up that it was their own disgusting behavior that led to the denial of permission to use the chapel.
And showing the claims of “Heritage Not Hate” are lies as well, there were messages on social media regarding “The Committee,” the group of law school students whose complaint led to the removal of the confederate flags from Lee Chapel: “Another message on social media stated: ‘I, personally, would like to take the members of the ‘committee’ to the woods around Lexington and introduce the members, individually, to certain trees and have them ‘decorate’ those trees with their presence. Then the members of the ‘committee’ would know what I think of their ultimatum.’
“ ‘May you and the 6 idiots burn in hell,’ another missive read.
“The messages were from people who identified themselves as members of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Eckert said.”
Kevin Levin is all over the denial at his blog [see here].
Kevin, Brooks Simpson, and Andy Hall have said several times the worst enemy confederate heritage advocates have is themselves. This is another case where they only have themselves to blame. Instead of taking responsibility for their actions and admitting they are the ones in the wrong, they’re doing what they do: lying about it.