Demonstrating that it was never about Lee, Washington’s plaque as well will be pried out of its pews at Alexandria’s Christ Church — in a unanimous vote.
By Shaun Kenney
October 26, 2017
That’s precisely how the board of Episcopalian Christ Church in Alexandra decided to rip out two plaques — signatures — indicating the pews where Confederate General Robert E. Lee and Revolutionary War General George Washington sat, both men being parishioners.
Their crime? Being men of their time who fought for a better world. From the multi-page letter issued by the worldly wise and self-enlightened board:
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.