CWA Calls for the Removal of the Confederate Flag from the South Carolina Capitol Grounds

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Washington, D.C. – Concerned Women for America stands with the people of South Carolina who call for the removal of the Confederate flag from the State Capitol. Penny Young Nance, CEO and President of Concerned Women for America, had this to say:

“I am not a South Carolinian, but I am a proud daughter of the South.  I grew up in a time when Confederate flags were common place.  Seeing the Confederate flag was the norm; I did not question what it represented until adulthood when my dear friend and sister in Christ, Kay Coles James, explained what the flag meant to her.  Once I heard this from her perspective, I was horrified at what I had taken for granted as an historical relic.

“As people of faith, this is a time to join hands with African-Americans, especially our brothers and sisters in Christ. As this controversy has been brought to the national level, one way to support them is to join Senator Tim Scott, Governor Nicki Haley, and others as they call for the removal of the Confederate flag from the South Carolina capitol grounds. Although this flag has historic significance, we must look at it through the eyes of others who view this symbol as one of repression and slavery.

“Paul’s letter to the Galatians tells us that ‘we are all one in Christ.’  The members and families of Mother Emanuel Church and the people of Charleston are an inspiring example of how Christ’s love triumphs over hate.  Let us all support them as they grieve this act of hate and respond with acts of love. I am deeply moved by their courage and commitment to God.  CWA members around the nation support them in our prayers.”

 For an interview with Penny Nance, please contact Janae Stracke at or 712-269-1724.

Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee is the legislative arm of Concerned Women for America, the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization with 500,000 participating members across the country, over 450 Prayer/Action Chapters and Home Teams, 600 trained leaders, and over 30 years of service to our nation. For more information visit