A pro-Confederate flag protester in Mississippi said that it’s “anti-Semitic” to remove the Confederate flag portion of the Mississippi state flag. His reasoning is a long stretch, to put it mildly.

“If they’re offended I question their motivations because the blue in the Confederate battle flag represents St. Andrew who was an apostle of Jesus Christ and he was Jewish and makes me wonder if they’re anti-Semitic,” said protester Craig Haden, who protested removing that portion of the flag.

The protest was in response to the “Take It Down March Rally,” in which Republican state Rep. Jenny Horne of South Carolina said it’s time to remove Confederate symbols from government.

For more on this story, visit RawStory “WATCH: Confederate activist explains why it’s ‘anti-Semitic’ to remove racist symbol from Mississippi flag”

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Farron Cousins is the executive editor of The Trial Lawyer magazine and a contributing writer at DeSmogBlog.com. He also hosts the weekly DeSmogCAST and serves as co-host for Ring of Fire on Free Speech TV. His writings have appeared on Alternet, Truthout, and The Huffington Post. Farron received his bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of West Florida in 2005 and became a member of American MENSA in 2009. Follow him on Twitter @farronbalanced