A Florida dentist has been fired after he posted a picture of himself with a Confederate flag on Facebook.
The dentist posted the picture, along with the caption, “I just want to say thanks for the Confederate flag.
You guys are all awesome!”
The image was taken at a church service for the late Confederate general Robert E. Lee.
It shows a man with a long, black-and-white flag in his lap, with his hands on his hips.
He is holding a Confederate battle flag.
The dentist said he took the photo to show his fellow Southern Baptists that he was a Southern Baptist, not a racist.
But his post caused a stir on social media and was shared thousands of times.
“I do believe the Confederate Flag represents the Southern Baptist faith and the Southern heritage,” Dr. John H. Moore, a retired dentist from Jacksonville, said.
“I believe it is a symbol of racism and hatred, and that’s why I am disgusted.”
Moore, who has worked in the medical field for 40 years, said he has seen some of the most difficult moments in his career.
But he added, “We’ve come to a point now where we must have a conversation about it.”
In the past year, Florida has seen a rash of dentists, dentists everywhere, who have said they are not racist.
On Thursday, a Florida dentist, Dr. William B. Jones, was fired for his comments.
Jones was fired after being called a racist by several Southern Baptist leaders.
Dr. John F. Brown, the CEO of the Southern Baptistic Convention, said Jones is a bigot and an anti-Semite who “believes that the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) has a deep-seated hatred for Christianity.”
The Southern Baptist Convention has become the leading voice in the anti-LGBT community in the United States.
In February, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools revoked the honorary doctorate of a Baptist dentist who said the Southern Poverty Law Center is a hate group.
Alabama Baptist State College in Montgomery said it had a policy in place barring people from entering the school from the area.
Jones’ wife, Kathy, said her husband was fired from his job as a licensed Florida dentist.
“He never made any racist comments, he never called me a faggot, he has never said anything to me that would make me feel unsafe, he didn’t do anything wrong,” Kathy Jones said.
The Joneses have a five-year-old son, and she said she has been told she and her husband are not welcome at their home.
She said the family is not trying to hide the fact that they are a minority.
“I want to let everyone know that we are proud of our son and our family and our beliefs,” she said.