Singer Faith Hill calls for Mississippi state flag with Confederate symbol to be changed

Country Singer Faith Hill is calling for the flag of her home state, Mississippi to be changed.

Thursday, Hill tweeted:

To the Mississippi legislature: It’s time to change the state flag. I am a proud MS girl and I love my home state. When I think of Mississippi, I think of my mom and dad, the church I grew up in, high school football, and where I fell in love with music.

Now, it is time for the world to meet the Mississippi of today and not the Mississippi of 1894 (when the MS legislature voted on the current flag).

I understand many view the current flag as a symbol of heritage and Southern pride, but we have to realize that this flag is a direct symbol of terror for our black brothers and sisters.

I urge the Mississippi legislature to vote tomorrow Friday, June 26 on ONE NEW FLAG, one that represents ALL of the citizens of Mississippi.

Per Yahoo, across the country, Confederate statues have been taken down. NASCAR made headlines for banning the rebel flag at venues and events.

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves, a Republican, said Wednesday that if the flag is going to be changed, it should be done by a statewide election, but he probably wouldn’t stand in the way if legislators had a large enough majority to remove it.

On Friday, it looked like the state Senate was close to having enough votes, two-thirds majority, with a vote expected during the day.