Political correctness has the country by storm. We’re seeing the bar lowered every day as more people buy into this Leftist mentality.
A perfect example of this is what’s taking place at the Christ Church in Alexandria. This church was where George Washington went for over two decades. Memorials of both George Washington and Robert E. Lee reside at the church. According to The Washington Times, church leaders have officially announced that they are removing those memorials from the church.
This is part of a new trend that has been popular with liberals. They are demanding that statues be torn down because they are offensive or racist.
The church announced that they intend to remove the statues of George Washington and Robert E. Lee. The church claims that people have been complaining about the statues, and that church attendance has been suffering as a result.
The church leader stated that the statues are from another time, and have no business being in a church with the motto: “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,” church leaders explained.
The church plans to tell everyone about the two statues during service. There has been little to no national outcry over this yet, though it’s sure to inflame tensions among conservatives and liberals alike. The Democrat party and their supporters are in favor of removing any monuments they deem offensive or inappropriate.
This affront to our nation’s history has long been a point of contention among our citizenry, and the situation doesn’t seem close to a resolution. Patriots who love America are generally in favor of keeping the monuments on display because they represent our nation’s history — a fact that we all should accept, even if some of us are uncomfortable in learning about it.
At this point, the Lee statue is still on the right side of the altar, with the George Washington statue residing to the left. Both have plates saying, “In memory of,” followed by their names. Both statues are therefore quite innocuous, and it’s hard to see why anybody, let alone an apparently large pool of individuals, would deem the statues as offensive.
It’s particularly strange when you consider the fact that George Washington himself attended the church — we can question the relevancy of statues in a political lense as much as we’d like, but is it not irrefutable that Washington attended the church? His statue should stand for that very reason — that location is truly a piece of American history.
These monuments are a testament to a time that should be honored and respected — the same way we acknowledge other aspects of history around the world.
Many would argue that the destruction of these historic monuments is nothing short of an affront to our history. These statues represent the pillars from which we built this great nation.