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Jul 7, 2015 1:18 PM

Confederate flag controversy brewing in NH, too

EXETER – The Confederate flag is not only a subject of debate in the south but also here in the Granite State.

Emily Heath, a pastor, took to her blog to address two men flying the Confederate flag from a truck in Exeter.

Heath, who grew up in the South, said wants the flag that she grew up surrounded by taken down despite its historical meaning.

“This isn’t your heritage," she wrote on her blog. "It’s mine. And it is hate. And it is racism. And every time you put that flag on the back of your car, we all go back in time a little. And the past wasn’t so great for many of our neighbors."

Heath’s post to the Exeter men comes after The Portsmouth Herald posted an article called the removal of the “symbol of oppression, suppression, slavery and ignorance” progress.

The disagreement on the Confederate flag has rippled throughout the U.S. since nine churchgoers were murdered two weeks ago at a South Carolina AME church.

Tuesday, the South Carolina Senate voted 36-3 to remove the Confederate flag from the capitol grounds.

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