Much brouhaha this week over “Southern Salvery, As It Was,” a book that is being taught at Cary Christian School, one of the largest Christian schools in North Carolina. Some excerpts:

“To say the least, it is strange that the thing the Bible condemns (slave-trading) brings very little opprobrium upon the North, yet that which the Bible allows (slave-ownership) has brought down all manner of condemnation upon the South.” (page 22)

“As we have already mentioned, the ‘peculiar institution’ of slavery was not perfect or sinless, but the reality was a far cry from the horrific descriptions given to us in modern histories.” (page 22)

“Slavery as it existed in the South was not an adversarial relationship with pervasive racial animosity. Because of its dominantly patriarchal character, it was a relationship based upon mutual affection and confidence.” (page 24)


Mutual Affection and Confidence

“There has never been a multi-racial society which has existed with such mutual intimacy and harmony in the history of the world.” (page 24)

“Slave life was to them a life of plenty, of simple pleasures, of food, clothes, and good medical care.” (page 25)

“But many Southern blacks supported the South because of long established bonds of affection and trust that had been forged over generations with their white masters and friends.” (page 27)

“Nearly every slave in the South enjoyed a higher standard of living than the poor whites of the South — and had a much easier existence.” (page 30)

The News Observer quotes one parent:

Angela Kennedy, whose daughters have attended Cary Christian since 1996, said ….”In public schools, all they get is one side of the story. That’s not education. That’s indoctrination.”

Anyone still care to argue that these dangerous freaks aren’t forever re-fighting the Civil War?