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Christians: Sheriff’s decision rooted in symbolism; not spirituality

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According to a December 8 article in CNN; a South Carolina sheriff has refused to comply with the President of the United States. The President ordered that all flags be at half-staff in honor of the death of Nelson Mandela. The flag would remain at half-staff until Monday at sunset.

The article goes on to say that the sheriff felt that the honor should be reserved for Americans serving America.

There are a number of scriptures in the Holy Bible that address the subject of honor. Honor in the Bible is commonly associated with respect (child to parent), financial compensation, and reverence to God. In short, honor is more about action than attitude.

Christians respected the decision of the judge; but felt that he handled it poorly.

“The final decision belonged to the sheriff, and he made it. I can even follow his logic surrounding who is entitled to the honor. But the mistake he made was in broadcasting his decision. It becomes another in a long line of decisions that became controversial because of how it was handled. According to the Holy Bible; we are not to let our good be spoken evil of.”

The sheriff faces no disciplinary action.

Should the sheriff have lowered the flag?
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Source: CNN

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