Church Considers Founding Father, George Washington, Unwelcoming.
In the wake of the recent controversy revolving around Civil War statues, Christ Church in Alexandria, Virginia has decided that a plaque commemorating where the family of America’s first president sat is unwelcoming. To be Clear now the First President of the United States, George Washington, the man who led the Revolutionary War and won our Independence from the British is causing people to feel uncomfortable.
George Washington helped to create this great country and supported the creation of the constitution that governs our nation. Without him, we could have ended up a lot different. The Church feels that since Washington was a slave owner he, therefore, like the recent civil war figures needs to be forgotten or removed from public places where some people might get offended. The Founding Father was a Slave owner back when it was a culturally accepted practice. Washington was not a fan of slavery but as a farmer was in need of the help. America is the nation that rebelled and won, the template and inspiration for many other countries. I would hate to see the world without a U.S.
The Church Claimed: “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.”
George Washington is the model for freedom, democracy, the laws that govern our land, anyone that gets offended by our founding father needs a History Lesson and a swift kick.
A memorial to Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee will also come down.
The decision comes in the wake of renewed controversy over whether statues honoring Civil War figures should be no longer honored. The debate broke out again over the summer after a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia killed one and injured others.
President Trump expressed concern that the censoring of Confederate generals would lead to dishonoring Thomas Jefferson and George Washington as well.