War On History: Church To Tear Ddown Memorial Honoring George Washington To Create “Welcoming” Worship Space

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War On History: Church To Tear Ddown Memorial Honoring George Washington To Create "Welcoming" Worship Space

Christ Church in Alexandria, Va. (Wikimedia Commons)

Christ Church in Alexandria, Va. will remove memorial plaques in honor of George Washington and Robert E. Lee in order to create a “welcoming” worship space. The plaques are allegedly chasing away would-be parishioners.

The Washington Times in its article entitled “George Washington’s church to tear down memorial honoring first president” writes:

George Washington was one of the founding members of Christ Church in Alexandria, buying pew No. 5 when the church first opened in 1773, and attending for more than two decades.

This week the church announced it was pulling down a memorial to its one-time vestryman and the country’s first president, saying he and another famous parishioner, Robert E. Lee, have become too controversial and are chasing away would-be parishioners.

While acknowledging “friction” over the decision, the church’s leadership said the twin memorials, which are attached to the wall on either side of the altar, are relics of another era and have no business in a church that proclaims its motto as “All are welcome — no exceptions.”

“The plaques in our sanctuary make some in our presence feel unsafe or unwelcome. 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 leaders said.

A staffer at the church Friday said the decision was going to be announced to the church on Sunday.

For now the Lee memorial stands to the right of the altar and the Washington plaque to the left. The simple stone memorials, with gold-colored lettering, say: “In memory of George Washington.” and “In memory of Robert Edward Lee.”

It’s interesting how fast will supporters of “welcoming” space find that there is the entire State of Washington in the United States?

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  • EmilyEnso

    No wonder christianity is dying.
    It has no shame, no spine, no commitment, no loyalty, no gratitude and no belief.
    It is betraying its own roots and betraying America and the west

    • You can call me Al

      Christianity is not dying, it is being slaughtered……this is the whole greater agenda and idiots like the leaders of this church fall into their trap (but maybe not for the reason that you think); the gormless morons.

      This is the fist link, google would let me find, so don’t shoot the messenger, but it covers things sort of – http://www.newswithviews.com/Ryter/jon73.htm

      If we get rid of Christianity, many people like me in the future will have no one to look up to and therefore “no leader”…. same thing as the intentional decimation of marriage and so on and so on…. and then ….. our leader, true leader and beloved one will be the Global government.

      I know it sounds mad, but it is happening on a daily basis, right under our noses and few even realise it; the ones that do, are called conspiracy theorists.

      Now regards “remove memorial plaques in honour of George Washington and Robert E. Lee in order to create a “welcoming” worship space.” ……… then brings in another step, because it is a combination of alienating worshippers that may bring the church down, but maybe more importantly it is part and parcel of removing history.

      Personally I think this whole “1984” BS, New World Order, Global Government, even the white genocide but only if people wake up and smell the coffee (as the Yanks say).

      “Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.”
      ― George Orwell, 1984

      Right, rant finished, cheers.

      • EmilyEnso

        Christianity is not dying, it is being slaughtered….

        Shall we compromise?.
        The word to use is suiciding….
        Howzat!!.

        • You can call me Al

          I’ll give it one more shot, how about … wait for it:

          “Euthanasia -aring itself (sorry for the spelling)”.

          Controlled and manipulating suicide that isn’t even noticed !!!!.

          PS Sometimes you know, I impress myself.

          • EmilyEnso

            OK.
            Done!

      • George King

        This is a bedroom community for Washington DC and it’s hordes of “The Ministry of Truth” (“Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.”
        ― George Orwell, 1984).

        Alexandria, Virginia, is a city on the Potomac River, just south of Washington, DC. It’s known for its Old Town, with brick sidewalks and well-preserved 18th- and 19th-century buildings. King Street is lined with boutiques and specialty shops. Founding fathers dined at Gadsby’s Tavern, now a museum with period objects and photographs. Carlyle House Historic Park is a restored Georgian mansion with a garden.

        • You can call me Al

          Thanks for the info. “Alexandria, Virginia” sounds even more European after that description than the name inferred.

    • Real Anti-Racist Action

      Only 2% of those who profess to be ‘Christian’ have read the Bible.
      Another words at best only 2% of those who claim Christian are actually Christian.
      The rest live like Pagans, study Atheism and Macro-Evolution, and learn what ‘Christian’ is by the Jewish-Atheist news papers and TV.
      Most Christians are just as backwards as Atheist and Pagans are in general.
      However, this is not a reflection on Christ Himself, as He is perfect, and His Truth is His Fathers Truth who sits forever and ever in heaven.
      He will be returning, after the Faults-christ come’s on scene and then goes.
      The fake Christians are self centered bigots, things are what they are.

      • EmilyEnso

        A lot of what you write is true.

  • TiredOfBsToo

    Just another sign that the US is heading down drain. Maybe that church needs to add a gender neutral toilet while they’re at it.

  • Hrky75

    “…saying he and another famous parishioner, Robert E. Lee, have become too controversial…” When did they become controversial? Last week? Two months ago?. I mean both are dead for better part of 2 centuries. America is showing signs of terminal stage dementia – fighting with people that are not even in the room…

    • Axis of Resistance

      America’s Jews drive America’s wars, as we read yesterday, but now we need an article on how they are trying to rewrite or simply erase our history. This news is one of many steps in that direction.

    • Gregory Louis

      Dude I can’t breath terminal dementia…quite the way to put it XD

  • SUB-CIPHER

    Totally unrelated, but what’s the latest on the Syria/Iraq border situation?

    • EmilyEnso

      Follow ‘Southfront’.
      An excellent site.

  • Axis of Resistance

    Soon we will be like Sweden, where churches and their crosses are considered (((offensive))) to Muslims and must be torn down.

    • Garga

      Yes, I heard that excuse before.
      I wonder what kind of Muslim gets offended by seeing a church, cross, crucifix or hearing the name of Jesus Christ, while their holy books mentions him and his holy mother with the highest regard, and some of the oldest churches in the world are located in some Muslim countries and are protected as national heritage.

      I only know the followers of two religions are offended by the sight of Christian icons and the name of Jesus Christ. One is Wahhabis, you probably can name the second. ;)

  • The Farney Fontenoy

    “All are welcome — no exceptions.” …. except George Washington and Robert E. Lee who are obviously not welcome. Today’s ThoughtProgramming™ brought to you HypocrisyNow!®

    • Garga

      My thought exactly, thumbs up.
      And what do they mean by “chase away”? Do the ghost of the two run behind the would-be parishioners?

  • Real Anti-Racist Action

    Cultural-Marxism which is a Ashkenazi-Jewish invention did the same thing in Russia nearly a hundred years ago.
    Erase the indigenous peoples Christian history, and re-write a self destructive new ‘fake-culture’ that is poisons and depopulates the people.
    Then gets replaced by another group of people always willing to vote along the Zio-Jewish lines.
    https://holodomorinfo.com/

    • EmilyEnso

      In fact the Russian people never let their christianity go.
      They are the most christian nation on the planet.
      And Putin and the Orthodox church the only ones who care about the slaughter of christians across the Middle East and elsewhere.
      They extend all the help they can.

      • Arthur Smith

        Stop associating Putin with Orthodoxy, his wife was much more pious and she divorced him. Putin lets ROChurch rot and has no intentions of tapping into it’s true potential ever.

  • Ps

    The same thing is happening in India but against Islam. The historical Mosques are being discredited and in some cases, even being demolished(I have seen this with my own eyes, I am not a Muslim), the Taj Mahal which was built by a Mughal ruler is also being discredited and being said that it was a Hindu Temple.

    What is happening is that in countries in the west, war is against Christianity(Christianity is a big thorn for the Zionsts) and in countries in the Middle East, India it is against Islam.

    Why do people not see this, it is the Zionsts playing the strings and the politicians just going with it.

    https://www.globalresearch.ca/indias-taj-mahal-and-games-of-divisive-politics/5615418

    • EmilyEnso

      You know that islamics murdered some 60,000,000 Indian non muslims.
      They have good cause to hate islam.

  • MichaelE

    If somebody’s interested in some more details, see the article in the “Washington Post”:
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/social-issues/historic-alexandria-church-decides-to-remove-plaques-honoring-washington-lee/2017/10/28/97cb4cbc-bc1b-11e7-a908-a3470754bbb9_story.html?utm_term=.0a8036bc0bce
    including a link to the first reporting and comment by the “Republican Standard”:
    https://therepublicanstandard.com/cultural-terrorism-comes-christ-church-alexandria/
    but whichever version might be true – it’s bad enought.