Texas billboard backs Confederate heritage, denounces Dallas
KEMP, Texas (AP) — A Texas billboard that’s drawing criticism features Confederate flags and soldier-like character in a gray uniform urinating on an image of the Dallas skyline where leaders have removed Confederate monuments.
The billboard in Kemp, a town of about 1,200 located 40 miles (64.37 kilometers) southeast of Dallas, includes the words “I Support Confederate Heritage.”
City officials in Kemp say they don’t know who funded the billboard along Highway 175. Mayor Laura Peace told KDFW-TV that it’s a vulgar sign and not good for the community. KTVT-TV reports the sign is within view from a church and a day care center.