After clashes between neo-Nazis and Antifa leftist radicals in Charlottesville over a statue of Robert E. Lee and the murder of a protester by one of the neo-Nazis, liberals went on a rampage calling for the removal of any statues or memorials that might possibly offend anyone.
Radicals actually targeted many Confederate statues and tore them down or vandalized them.
They didn’t restrict their Stalinist actions just to Confederate memorials.
They also attacked a peace memorial in New Orleans, chopped off the head of a statue of St. Junipero Serra in California and damaged several statues of Christopher Columbus.
President Donald Trump decried the actions and warned that was a bad direction, speculating what/who would be next, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.
Well, he certainly called that one. But who it is that is calling for it is what’s truly surprising.
Leaders at Christ Church in Alexandria, Virginia, the church the George Washington attended with his family have decided the plaque at the church honoring him and marking the pew he sat in must be taken down.
From Fox News Insider:
“The plaques in our sanctuary make some in our presence feel unsafe or unwelcome,” leaders said, a reference to the fact that Washington was a slaveholder.
“Some visitors and guests who worship with us choose not to return because they receive an unintended message from the prominent presence of the plaques.”
“Many in our congregation feel a strong need for the church to stand clearly on the side of ‘all are welcome- no exceptions,'” they concluded.
All are welcome except George Washington and those who the Stalinists designate.
They aren’t welcome in this Christian church.
The church will also be removing a memorial to Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.
Maybe someone can explain.
How does an inanimate cold plaque make you unsafe? Let’s even grant if somehow it makes you upset. But what is the plaque going to do? Jump off the wall and attack? And if it isn’t really the plaque, if it’s something else that you’re concerned about, how is the removal of the plaque going to change or help anything?
Townhall makes an ironic pointthat the leaders perhaps should review and consider.
It’s really only because of George Washington that they have the church and the ability to ‘feel safe in it’ at all.
The American Revolution began shortly after completion of the churches and ultimately required the organization of the Episcopal Church in the United States of America, an autonomous province of the worldwide Anglican Communion. This change meant the end of government support and protection. Unlike many Virginia parishes, Christ Church survived and grew through the support of local residents like George Washington and the clerical leadership of David Griffith and Bryan Fairfax. The church was vigorous enough to accommodate a division that resulted in the establishment of St. Paul’s, also in Alexandria, in 1809.
Yet they spurn the father of our country and one of their greatest benefactors for fashion and Stalinists.