Petition To Demand Apology From Wal-Mart for Public Desecration of the Confederate Flag
On June 17, 2015, Dylann Roof entered a church in Charleston, SC and killed 9 people who attended there. In the days to follow several photos surfaced with Mr. Roof holding and displaying the Confederate Flag. As a direct result of this shooting and the photos of the flag being held by Mr. Roof, SC Governor Nikki Haley called for the immediate removal of the flag from State House grounds and subsequently achieved this request 3 weeks later through her state legislature.
In response to the above events, Wal-Mart, along with several other major retailers banned the sale of ANYTHING bearing any reasonable resemblance to, and in witch-hunt style, had their employees remove anything resembling the flag.
This treatment of a national icon that has become a part of this nation’s heritage and history, and is sacred to families across the South, is absolutely unacceptable.
We the undersigned, are absolutely appalled and offended, on the deepest personal level, at Wal-Mart's treatment of the sacred national icon that is the Confederate Flag and demand immediate apology for your recent banning of its sale and nationwide desecration of it. Tens of thousands of men, black and white, young and old, died for their right to defend the creeds that the Confederacy stood for.
Regardless of who won the war or the ideals that they fought for, we think that it is absolutely of the most cold and calloused nature, that as the nation's, and one of the world's largest retailers, that you would publicly humiliate and desecrate it by banning any resemblance of it in your stores.
As graves of fallen confederate soldiers still remain very visible in graveyards across the nation, we take great offense at your lack of consideration that this was one the bloodiest and hard times for our nation and we WILL NOT allow you to cast a negative light on the flag over the actions of one deranged killer who chose to use the flag as his PERSONAL icon of hatred.
The Petition To Demand Apology From Wal-Mart for Public Desecration of the Confederate Flag petition to Wal-Mart Corproate Headquarters was written by David Brendle and is in the category Media Issues at GoPetition.