Don’t get too wrapped up in the flag, ’cause every flag is subordinate to the cross.

– Cornel West

Considering the theme of Empire I started this week, I thought this was a great and appropriate quote to include. I also saw a T-shirt recently at a Christian bookstore that said “By His Stripes We Are Healed” with an image of red and white nails making up the stripes of the United States flag. I couldn’t quite figure out what made up the stars portion of the flag. I was in too great of shock. Never before have I seen such a blatant wedding of church and the state. Words of Isaiah typically applied to Jesus are being applied to the flag of a nation.

Who have we pledged our allegiance to?

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