It is particularly sad to me to see the word “Christian” used to defend aborrant ideas that at particularly un-Christ-like. The Cary Christian School is, sadly, one such case. The School selected a pamphlet called, “Southern Slavery, As It Was” by Douglas Wilson and Steve Wilkins. The book explains the relationship of slavery to Southern pride (pride not being a sin in this case) by “attempting to correct the gross slanders of that culture”. The book goes on to tell how slavery “was a relationship based upon mutual affection and confidence.” Then there are the parts about how slavery is related it Roe v. Wade. If you have doubts, you can look inside the book (thanks Amazon).
The School, which says that it’s philosophy is based on another book by Wilson, first defended the book, but has now pulled the text and apologized, sort of, “We apologize for this oversight and covet your prayers for our school.” Further the pamphlet while still listed at Wilson’s Canon Press website and on Amazon has vanished from print — because of either “faulty footnotes and citation errors” according to the School or “Southern Slavery will be out of print for several months” according to Canon Press.
Obviously the School and even Wilson are embarassed by the 1996 book, but not enough
Wilson’s Association of Classical and Christian Schools accredited Cary Christian, and he is scheduled to speak at the school’s graduation in May.
and what about Steven Wilkins? He’s a National Director of the League of the South, a neo-Confederate organization classed as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Read what he had to say about 911.
But to see the long history and direction of Wilson and of Wilkins, read the SPLC report called “Taliban on the Palouse? A religious empire based in Idaho is part of the far-right theological movement fueling neo-Confederate groups”.