BILL CRAWFORD: Speaker should stick to beliefs

Meanwhile, our flag fight is 15 years old. Our sandbox mentality doesn’t care if the Confederate emblem in the flag has racist overtones and offends others, much like we felt for years about Ayers.

Now comes one of our young, dynamic, conservative leaders, House Speaker Philip Gunn, courageously saying we should put Christian values ahead of selfish desires and take down the flag.

Stay the course, Mr. Speaker. We make it hard to settle race-tainted issues in Mississippi.