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2109, 29 Oct 17

Erasing History Doesn’t Honor the Present

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The church where George Washington worshipped is removing a plaque honouring the memory of America’s first president in the latest example of the way historic monuments are influencing contemporary politics.

Officers at Christ Church, in Alexandria, Virginia, said it was removing the plaque for the slave-owning president along with one for a second parishioner, General Robert Lee, who rose to the head of the Confederate army during the Civil War.

“The Vestry has unanimously decided that the plaques create a distraction in our worship space and may create an obstacle to our identity as a welcoming church, and an impediment to our growth and to full community with our neighbours,” church officers said in a letter to the congregation following a month-long consultation period.

Washington was one of the congregation’s founding members in 1773, paying for pew number five, while General Lee’s daughter left the church $10,000 in her will.


2109, 29 October 2017


  1. Kevin Scheunemann

    I’d call it awful liberal hate of country shining through.

  2. Le Roi du Nord

    Looks more like a local decision made by the local leaders of the church.  An on the ground example of freedom of religion. Democracy with no outside interference.

  3. Kevin Scheunemann


    Looks like liberal “Christians” rejecting their christianity and the great blessing of this country….hate.

  4. Le Roi du Nord

    Some pretty big assumptions on your part.  How do you know they are “liberal” ?  Ever meet any of the folks involved?

    This is just another example of you wanting to force your world view on the freedom of others. And you always claiming that freedom of religion is being infringed upon by others, now you want to do it…  So many hypocrites, so little time.

  5. Kevin Scheunemann

    Never met a conservative that hated Gorge Washington enough to tear down his monuments.    Censorship and tearing down monuments is exclusively the dark age nonsense of liberalism.

  6. Le Roi du Nord


    You mean George Washington?  You are just taking jibberish.  You don’t know if those folks are liberal, conservative or martian.  You demand protection for your brand of religion, yet condemn theirs.  Just another example of your intolerance.

  7. Major Booris

    Shucks, botched the image address –


  8. Kevin Scheunemann


    So you are implying America is the enemy and it’s monuments and history need to be torn down?


  9. Pat

    From what I read, the individual plaques were placed on left and right side of the alter and are being moved to a new location on the premises.

  10. Major Booris

    So you are implying America is the enemy and it’s monuments and history need to be torn down?

    No, Kevin, I’m saying that you use hyperbole about as well as you use any other rhetorical device. That is to say, terribly.

  11. Kevin Scheunemann


    I know, I am “terrible” …being against the unholy cause of hate America liberalism.

  12. Le Roi du Nord


    In your context, define “unholy”.  And how can a self-proclaimed religious person like yourself “hate” anything?

  13. Kevin Scheunemann


    Christianity demands you discern right and wrong in action all the time.  Romans 12:9  “Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good.”   If you are viewing the world through insincere love and clinging to evil…that is where you go wrong.

    I’m saying disrespecting this fine country is evil.

  14. Le Roi du Nord


    But not everyone is a christian, or even a christian of your ilk.  And the bible doesn’t mean much to the majority of the world’s population.  Once again you are trying to force your narrow world view down the throats of others.

  15. Kevin Scheunemann


    If you want to go through life as godless, unrepentant, and embracing of your depravity, your choice. Just don’t drag down the country, it’s monuments, and its history with you.

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