I knew this was coming, however it nonetheless shocks me. George Washington worshiped at Christ Church in Alexandria, Virginia. There’s a plaque there honoring our first President and their most well-known congregant. Or no less than there was… they eliminated it so their parishioners would really feel extra ‘comfy and protected’. After I first despatched this out this morning on Fb, individuals have been furious over it and wished to know why they did such a disrespectful factor towards a Founding Father. In a phrase… political correctness and since they will.
The sacristy for the Episcopal congregation defined in a letter that that they had spent all of September listening and speaking with their members by emails and calls earlier than they got here to their determination. So, their flock have to be comprised of leftists and/or Black Lives Matter adherents. Washington would roll over in his grave if he knew this crap was occurring. They’re a shame and never worthy to bear recognition for a person as nice as George Washington.
“Many in our congregation really feel a robust want for the church to face clearly on the aspect of ‘All are welcome — no exceptions,’” the letter defined. So, as a result of Washington owned slaves which he owned by inheritance and marriage, they contemplate him a racist. Washington was no such factor. Legal guidelines prevented him from liberating his slave. George Washington left directions in his will to emancipate the individuals enslaved by him, upon the demise of Martha Washington. He included provisions within the will for individuals who wished to study a commerce and those that have been infirm or too outdated to work. Legally, it was the one recourse left to him. However in fact these idiots don’t care about that. They’ve by no means even studied historical past, so how would they know.
“As a result of the sanctuary is a worship area, not a museum, there isn’t any applicable method to inform guests in regards to the historical past of the plaques or to supply further context aside from the in-person excursions offered by our docents.” The church acknowledged Washington and Gen. Robert E. Lee (who additionally has a plaque there that’s now eliminated) lived in several occasions and have been, “like all of us, a toddler of God,” nonetheless, “Right this moment, the legacy of slavery and of the Confederacy is known in another way than it was in 1870.” Clearly, they don’t perceive historical past both.
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“For some, Lee symbolizes the try and overthrow the Union and to protect slavery. Right this moment our nation is making an attempt as soon as once more to come back to grips with the historical past of slavery and the following disenfranchisement of individuals of coloration,” the sacristy mentioned. The church is promising to ‘relocate’ the plaques and never put them in storage. How considerate and revisionist. “Quite, they are going to stay within the church till they are often relocated to a spot of respectful prominence the place they are going to be absolutely seen to parishioners and vacationers alike.”
That is merely shameful. I’d by no means step in a church once more that so disrespected a Founding Father. While you put race or political correctness above respect to your heritage, nation and those who gave you freedom within the first place, you’re nothing greater than a retched idiot. Disgrace, disgrace on this church and those that made this determination. Whether it is collectivist salvation within the midst of liberation theology you search gentleman, you’re effectively in your method to communist blasphemy.
I’ll go away you with a quote from one other Founding Father, Samuel Adams:
“If ye love wealth higher than liberty, the tranquility of servitude higher than the animating contest of freedom, go residence from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or arms. Crouch down and lick the fingers which feed you. Could your chains set flippantly upon you, and should posterity overlook that ye have been our countrymen.”
— Mark J. Westpfahl (@MarkJWestpfahl) July 27, 2017