Church to remove George Washington memorial plaque in effort to be ‘welcoming’

An historic Episcopal parish where George Washington frequently worshiped has decided to remove a memorial plaque honoring the nation’s first president, saying the decision was out of a desire to provide a “welcoming” worship space for all visitors. The church will also remove a similar memorial plague honoring Robert E. Lee, the commander of Confederate Army of Northern Virginia.

The vestry of Christ Church in Alexandria, Virginia, announced its unanimous decision in an Oct. 26 letter, The Republican Standard website reported Thursday. The letter suggests that while initially the concern was over honoring the Confederate military leader, Washington’s slave ownership was a factor in the decision to remove his plaque as well.

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  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    The mainstream churches have rendered themselves irrelevant to most people.

    • Bla Bla

      They will soon disappear by their own actions.

  • BillyHW

    Within 10 years there will be open acts of sodomy during Episcopal church services.

    • felis gracilis

      From the depths of the crypt at St. Giles
      Came a scream that was heard for miles
      Said the Vicar: “Good Gracious
      Has Father Ignatius
      Forgotten the Bishop has piles?”

      • Bla Bla

        Oh good grief that is nasty – lol

    • The Deplorable Rosenmops

      United Church, too.

      • BillyHW

        I thought they were already doing that.

  • Dana Garcia

    Why would anyone want to be welcoming toward people who are put off by George Washington?

  • Tom Forsythe

    Maybe they found out he was a ginger.

    Little known fact: powdered wigs were invented so gingers could socialize with decent folk.

  • Lightstream

    Why don’t they just get it over with and wipe out their history ending from 1920 forward?
    Maybe 1980 forward, would be better.

    • Hard Little Machine

      2008 is the year obama freed the slaves

  • Hard Little Machine

    Hopefully they segregate themselves and give back 100% of their tainted white money

  • simus1

    “An historic ……..”
    Oh my, the silent “h”, aren’t we posh.
    Or maybe just routine illiteracy. These days it’s often hard to be sure.

  • Minicapt

    Next, Abraham Lincoln, for his lack of substantive action in ending Negro chattel slavery.

    Cheers

  • Bla Bla

    Traitorous pigs. Let’s see, what will they put in his place? Chavez? Mao? Maybe Polpot… These ‘people’ make me ill.

    • simus1

      ex Emperor Barry had slave owners on both branches his official family tree but that doesn’t seem to bother his red fans very much.

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  • tom_billesley

    If they had some statues of Buddha, they’d blow those up too.