If the War Between the States was fought over slavery, why did General U. S. Grant who owned slaves, keep them in bondage throughout the entire war???  Someone asked him after the War why he didn’t free them, and he replied, "Good help was hard to come by."  Also, read Lincoln’s comments about slavery and how he wanted to pass an amendment to the U.S. Constitution permitting the states to keep slaves, if only they would stay in the Union.
 
Nowhere in the Bible have I read that Jesus condemned slavery.  Wasn’t it Paul that told the runaway slave to return to his Master?  Let’s remember that NOT A SINGLE SLAVE was ever brought to this country on a ship flying the Confederate flag.  And the Confederate Constitution forbade the importation of slaves to the Confederacy.
 
James Gaston
Americus, GA
gaston7460@bellsouth.net