Paul Prather

July 12, 2013

Paul Prather: Gettysburg visit leads to epiphany about Old South's 'Lost Cause'

A few months before the sesquicentennial of Gettysburg, my wife Liz and I spent a brief vacation touring Civil War-era sites, including Lexington, Va., and Harper's Ferry, W.Va. And Gettysburg. On this trip I experienced what I've lately called my own private Paula Deen moment, although it occurred well before Deen's publicized meltdown.

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About Paul Prather

Paul Prather

An ordained minister for more than 30 years, Paul Prather is a columnist, author and pastor of Bethesda Church near Mount Sterling. From 1988 to 1997, he was a Herald-Leader staff writer covering primarily religion.