Tennessee veterans reflect on what it means to be a patriot
BRENTWOOD — Unlike oil and water, patriotism and Christianity can mix, agree three Tennessee Baptists with strong military ties.
Though culture is changing and the country appears to be drifting more each day from the religious freedom that countless men and women have given their lives for, a Christian can still be a strong patriot, says Bobby Welch.
“I don’t see how you can be a Christian and not be a patriot because of what Christianity has meant to this country,” Welch observed in advance of the nation’s Fourth of July Independence Day celebration this week.
Patriotism is generally the love one feels for his or her country, said Welch, associate executive director of the Tennessee Baptist Convention and a decorated Vietnam War veteran. [Read more…]