The Arkansas Republican Party has finally denounced the pro-Confederate, pro-slavery stance of state representative Loy Mauch. Mauch had written many letters to the Democrat-Gazette defending slavery, but a recent comment drew fire:
“If slavery were so God-awful, why didn’t Jesus or Paul condemn it, why was it in the Constitution and why wasn’t there a war before 1861? The South has always stood by the Constitution and limited government. When one attacks the Confederate Battle Flag, he is certainly denouncing these principles of government as well as Christianity.”
In earlier letters Mauch has:
-Called Lincoln a Marxist.
-Said that the Confederate flag was a symbol of Christian liberty”
-Organized a conference in 2004 to celebrate the life of John Wilkes Booth.
After all those statements, the Republican party still supported Mauch’s bid for re-election, but after his comment about the Jesus and Paul no condemning slavery, it finally pulled the plug on all funds to his campaign. He is still supported by the National Rifle Association and the Arkansas Right to Life PAC.