Christ Church in Alexandria, Va which George Washington helped found and attended for two decades plans to remove the memorial to the founding father and our nation’s first president because they’re worried about peoples feelings.
He helped found the church in 1773 and church leaders plan to remove it and one to Robert E. Lee for fear of either one discouraging people from attending their church services.
To me, this goes far beyond the removal of Confederate memorials. I mean, the man was a founding father of this country. He was a General and a key figure in the freedom and creation of our great Nation.
I really thought this crap was dying down, that the snowflakes had moved on from their targeting of such things but clearly I was wrong. We got to stop letting them get their way and put an end to this malarky.
“The plaques in our sanctuary make some in our presence feel unsafe or unwelcome,” the church leaders said, according to the Washington Times. “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.”
The church’s decision to remove the plaques puts it at the center of a nationwide debate over the display of memorials to important American historical figures whose acts or statements didn’t comport with today’s social norms. Many groups have protested against public memorials to Confederate generals, such as Robert E. Lee, and also to transformative presidents such as Washington, Andrew Jackson and even Abraham Lincoln.
The memorials at Christ Church in Alexandria were placed at the same time in 1870, months after Lee’s death. City residents chipped in for the plaques for both leaders, whose families had for many years been generous donors to the church’s endowment.