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Exorcising Evil – National Cathedral to Remove Confederate Flags From Windows

09 Jun

During the early 50’s initial Civil Rights victories in the Courts, confederate sympathizers attempted to place the confederate flag as a symbol of resistance to Civil Rights on damn near every outhouse and truck stop in the United States. This included adding confederate symbology to the State Flags of a number of States in the South, and hundreds of statues to line city streets…

And it included efforts to stick the confederate Flag in places with no association whatsoever with the cause of slavery.

What they should do is replace the windows entirely, perhaps with a memorial to the Civil War dead.

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National Cathedral to replace Confederate flags in windows

Washington National Cathedral says it will remove the images of a Confederate battle flag from its stained glass windows because, officials say, it is an image of hatred and racial supremacy.

The Right Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde is the Episcopal bishop of Washington and interim dean at the cathedral. She said in a prepared statement on Wednesday that a task force examined the origins of the windows and the impact of racist symbols. The windows were installed in 1953.

After receiving the task force’s report, cathedral officials decided the flags will be replaced by plain glass on two 8-foot-by-4-foot windows. The cathedral is working to determine the cost and establish a timeline.

The windows honor Confederate generals Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee.

 
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Posted by on June 9, 2016 in The New Jim Crow

 

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