I just preordered this book “Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County: A Family, a Virginia Town, a Civil Rights Battle”
Two things about this fascinate me:
1) The movement to close down whites-only public schools rather than integrate them in the 50s and 60s came from conservative white Christians who would rather harm themselves, their children, and their society rather than admit that their prejudices were wrong.
2) There is a similar movement today to close down public marriage licenses rather than allow same-sex couples to get marriage licenses, a movement again coming from white Christian conservatives.
There is a pattern here among my own tribe of Christians that we do terrible things which seem right at the time and then later our children and grandchildren must fix.
We don’t have to repeat the mistakes of our past. But it seems like we’re about to.