Thanks to MajWDC, we learn that the national cathedral in Washington, DC, is planning to remove stained glass panes that have– the horror!– Confederate flags in them:
The windows were installed in 1953 at the request of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and are two of many stained-glass bays on the cathedral’s main level.The two windows were put in place to honor “the lives and legacies of Confederate Generals Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee,” according to the Very Rev. Gary Hall, former dean of the National Cathedral.Hall last year said the National Cathedral had installed these windows to “foster reconciliation” between the North and the South. But they did more than simply seek to repair a divided nation, he said…
So much for reconciliation, I suppose.
This is a nation erasing its history, suppressing a large segment of its own culture. This is not a good sign, and should be viewed with both sadness and alarm.
Oh, and by the way– the
DNC press release CNN article states that “the middle two windows currently contain Confederate symbols.” Take a close look, it’s not just the middle two–