Hillary Clinton’s daughter, Chelsea Clinton, keeps commenting on the latest statue controversy in an attempt to gain relevance — as she plans her future political career.
“The story of Lucifer-who rebelled against God-is part of many Christians’ traditions. I’ve never been in a church with a Lucifer statue,” tweeted Chelsea Clinton, in response to the protests in Charlottesville, Virginia. The younger Clinton was attempting to confront arguments that while the Confederacy was a dark chapter in American history, it deserves to be remembered and preserved.
However, Chelsea Clinton’s argument displays remarkable ignorance of both Christianity and the importance of preserving our history — even if it’s uncomfortable.
Actual Civil War historians reject Chelsea Clinton’s approach to preserving our past. Yesterday, we reported that the Gettysburg National Military Park was rejecting nationwide calls to remove statues memorializing members of the Confederacy.
“The National Park Service is committed to safeguarding these unique and site-specific memorials in perpetuity,” said a spokeswoman, who explained that history can be preserved “while simultaneously interpreting holistically and objectively the actions, motivations, and causes of the soldiers and states they commemorate.”
The importance of preserving our past was made obvious when international terror groups started defacing World Heritage sites.
The world reeled when ISIS propaganda videos emerged, depicting the terrorist organization destroying priceless artifacts after they took control of the historic city of Mosul in Iraq, according to National Geographic. People across the planet unanimously agreed that the destruction of these moments was an affront to the shared history of all mankind.
The Mosul statues depicted ancient Babylonian rulers who were brutal beyond any modern understanding of the world. Cannibalism, infanticide, rape, and torture were commonplace in ancient Babylonia. However, everyone agrees that these statues need to be preserved, despite depicting evil rulers and tyrants.
However, this same logic, at least according to Chelsea Clinton, does not apply to statues of Confederate generals. In fact, according to liberals, merely preserving the statue of Confederates is equivalent to supporting slavery and the separation of the American union.
Chelsea Clinton has been publicly opining about the statue controversy. Does anyone care what she has to say?
While historians tend to disagree with Chelsea Clinton’s statue proposal, Christians were quick to point out that her statement was not even factually correct. In fact, many Christian churches across the globe depict Lucifer in sculpture and stained glass, as he is a central component to understanding Christianity. Multiple twitter users shared pictures of depictions of Lucifer proudly on display in Christian churches.
Other users commented that Chelsea Clinton may not have noticed statues of Lucifer because she does not attend church. “I doubt you’ve ever been in a church, period” wrote one user. “But you left church when you were 6 because you supported abortion, remember?” Chimed in another.
While most users tried to correct Chelsea Clinton, others took a more aggressive approach. “I’m pretty sure any church that the Clintons attend will definitely have a statue of lucifer in it.” One critic wrote. Regardless of approach, Chelsea Clinton’s latest twitter fiasco makes one lesson clear: think before you tweet!