Christmas in South Carolina is a time for family—for gift giving—and for repenting for your betrayal of the Confederate values, warns one state lawmaker in a beautiful slavery-themed Christmas card.

The card, sent by Rep. Chris Corley on behalf of himself and his poor family, reportedly went out to friends and colleagues in total sincerity. The tasteful missive features a Confederate flag on the front, while the back warns recipients that their betrayal has not gone unnoticed:

According to the Post and Courier, the card also damns to hell all the lawmakers who voted to take down the flag in the wake of the Charleston church attack.

“This is Cocytus, the ninth circle, the fourth and last great water of Hell, and here fixed in the ice, each according to his guilt, are punished sinners guilty of treachery against those who they are bound to by special ties,” the card reads.

“I sent out a Christmas card,” Corley said Thursday in his defense. “If you felt the card pointed out a hypocrisy that you had in terms of not listening to the people you represent and just voting the way you wanted to vote because you were caught up in the moment, then that’s more on your guilty conscious than it is newsworthy.”

May his Christmas be filled now and forever with thoughts of slavery, amen.

[The Post and Courier]

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