George Washington’s church is removing the following plaque because it makes some people feel “uncomfortable.”
Well, Muslims would feel uncomfortable seeing a cross, I’m sure. Take it down.
And those same Muslims would feel uncomfortable about having a woman rector lead the church. Remove her. And remove gay church members too. By the way, Noelle, above, sure looks like a lesbian priest.
Best thing to do: Burn the muggafugging church down since its very existence makes atheists feel uncomfortable.
I’ve just described the slippery slope for you.
ISIS would be proud of me.
Actually, as far as I know it’s not Muslims upset with the plaque, but blacks. Washington was a slave owner. He must be demonized and obliterated from history so that the great extermination of the white race can move forward.
This is one white person who will not walk into the FEMA camps with a smile on his face. How about you?
A church once attended by President George Washington will take down a memorial honoring him, its leaders have decided.
The Christ Church in Alexandria, Virginia, announced this week that it will remove a stone plaque that reads ‘In memory of George Washington’ currently displayed on the left side of the altar in memory of the first president of the United States.
A plaque on the right side of the altar honoring confederate leader Robert E. Lee will also be removed, according to the Washington Times.
‘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.
‘Many in our congregation feel a strong need for the church to stand clearly on the side of “all are welcome – no exceptions,”‘ they added.
The first president became a slave owner at the young age of 11, after his father died and left him 10 slaves along with the 280 acre family farm near Fredericksburg, according to the Mount Vernon website.
He went on to purchase more slaves, and at the time of his death, Mount Vernon’s slave population consisted of 317 people – although the website claims less than half of them were owned by Washington, with the others having been owned by his wife’s first husband, whose possessions went to her after he died without a will.
According to Rev. Noelle York-Simmons, the rector of the church, the decision was made by a unanimous vote of the vestry.
But the church may have a hard time disassociating from Washington, as it was an important part of the president’s life – one so important that his family donated one of his Bibles to the church after his death.