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Gettysburg Boycott?

Bennie not sure if this is an appropriate post for this board. If not please delete.
What are the growing problems in Gettysburg>

August 25, 2004

International Sons of Confederate Veterans
Columbia, Tennessee

PRESS RELEASE
SCV ANNOUNCES GETTYSBURG BOYCOTT

The greatest battle ever fought on the North American continent and the historical aftermath of this titanic contest have been lost forever in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. On the same grounds where Robert E. Lee, John Buford and John Reynolds fought for principles
they held dear to them, Gettysburg College has decided that political correctness is more important than it's historical identity.

The Sons of Confederate Veterans hereby alert all of our members and friends to attend the rally to be held on September 2 and September 3 at Gettysburg College to protest the College sponsored art exhibit featuring the hateful anti-Southern artwork of John Sims.

It has become apparent that neither Gettysburg College nor Gettysburg appreciates the value of Southern tourism. The valor exhibited by Confederate soldiers in this decisive battle is no longer important to officials of Gettysburg or Gettysburg College. The
Confederate Battle flag is an honored flag flown on the battlefield by our Confederate soldiers. By promoting what the college calls "art" in which any intelligent person can see is nothing but thinly disguised hatred, the Sons of Confederate Veterans have decided that an economic boycott of the Gettysburg area will commence on September 3. And millions of American citizens with a love of the South and their Confederate heritage have been deeply offended.

Commander-in-Chief Denne Sweeney hereby calls on all members, families, and friends to avoid Gettysburg and not to spend any money in the Gettysburg area. All people concerned with the anti-Southern bigotry of this area should alert friends, media, and anyone concerned with the growing problem in Gettysburg so that this boycott will become nationwide and not just regional.

After September 3, Gettysburg is to be avoided whenever vacation plans are being made. Please pass this on to all media, lists and Internet services for widespread distribution.

Brag Bowling
National Press Officer
Sons of Confederate Veterans

804.359.0382

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