I was born and raised in SC so I know a little about this.
Here is the truth behind that statement:
"Service" was only mentioned in the context of enslavement
"Slavery" was mentioned 18 times.
"they have denounced as sinful the institution of slavery; they have permitted open establishment among them of societies, whose avowed object is to disturb the peace and to eloign the property of the citizens of other States"
But, I will admit, that there was no Confederate flag at the time
The flag that you commonly see, was NEVER EVER EVER the official flag for the Confederate States of America. It was only used as the battle flag.
And NEVER in SC. It was used in Virginia by Robert E. Lee.
And it started LONG before the Civil War.
(By the way, I am well aware that this is gonna sound like some Illuminati shit but you have to stick around until the end. Also, every word is documented.)
After the Civil War, one of its brothers, Tenn. Confederate Captain John C. Lester, decided to start another organization in Pulaski, Tenn. that would flourish.
They would call themselves the Ku Klux Klan.
When he became president, a new fraternity organized on campus, called the Kappa Alpha Order. Of course, they adopted the Confederate Battle Flag of Lee, too.
They are dedicated to preserving the "Old South."
They started building monuments.
Seriously, the Battle of Liberty Place monument, which started the current Confederate controversy reads:
That was the original inscription.
It was funded by the "White League."
But it gets deeper.
See, even after the KKK went underground, Kappa Alpha order was spreading. It's now on every major college campus.
When colleges tried to integrate, inspired by KA's "Old SOuth" flag, they would fly the Confederate flag.
They issued a statement saying:
Their official logo was the Confederate flag.
The Civil Rights Movement.
But wait, it gets deeper.
I'mma show you how I know:
He is a Republican.
SC wouldn't take down the Confederate Flag from its Statehouse until 2018
He is also a member of Kappa Alpha Order.
Y'all know how I am. I'm long-winded.
See, this movement hasn't gone anywhere. I'm about to show y'all how this shit is all linked.
Well they didn't call themselves the "Circle of Brothers"
They used their Greek name, instead: "Kuklos Adelphon"
Or, as they Kappa Alpha chapters around the country call them:
"The original Kappa Alpha Order"
"As a people we are fighting to maintain the Heaven-ordained supremacy of the white man over the inferior or colored race; a white flag would thus be emblematical of our cause."
"The White Man's Flag."