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    Default Alabama church removes pew honoring Confederate president An Alabama church

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    An Alabama church has removed a pew that honored Confederate President Jefferson Davis saying the memorial had no place at a time when rebel symbols have been adopted by white supremacists.

    The pastor of St. John's Episcopal Church, Robert C. Wisnewski Jr., posted a message on the church website last week saying the wooden pew was dedicated more than 90 years ago at a service featuring a pro-lynching segregationist.


    "Confederate monuments and symbols have increasingly been used by groups that promote white supremacy and are now, to many people of all races, seen to represent insensitivity, hatred, and even evil," Wisnewski wrote. "The mission of our parish is diametrically opposed to what these symbols have come to mean."

    The mostly white church is in Montgomery, where Davis lived briefly before the Confederacy moved its national capital to Richmond, Virginia, in 1861. Church lore maintained that a pew marked with a bronze plaque honoring Davis dated to the start of the Civil War, the pastor wrote.


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    Quote Originally Posted by guno View Post
    Burn it in a woodpile


    An Alabama church has removed a pew that honored Confederate President Jefferson Davis saying the memorial had no place at a time when rebel symbols have been adopted by white supremacists.

    The pastor of St. John's Episcopal Church, Robert C. Wisnewski Jr., posted a message on the church website last week saying the wooden pew was dedicated more than 90 years ago at a service featuring a pro-lynching segregationist.


    "Confederate monuments and symbols have increasingly been used by groups that promote white supremacy and are now, to many people of all races, seen to represent insensitivity, hatred, and even evil," Wisnewski wrote. "The mission of our parish is diametrically opposed to what these symbols have come to mean."

    The mostly white church is in Montgomery, where Davis lived briefly before the Confederacy moved its national capital to Richmond, Virginia, in 1861. Church lore maintained that a pew marked with a bronze plaque honoring Davis dated to the start of the Civil War, the pastor wrote.


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    Destruction of a perfectly good seat. Just rip off the plaque. Pews inside of the church shouldn't be "dedicated" to any human being anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by katzgar View Post
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    Still thinking it changes history, huh?

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    to be still whining about things that happened 175 years ago is a sure sign that one is not comfortable in ones own skin

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    Quote Originally Posted by CFM View Post
    Still thinking it changes history, huh?

    the best part is it pisses you off

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    Quote Originally Posted by katzgar View Post
    the best part is it pisses you off
    The funny part is you think it does.

    History doesn't change because it's removed and that pisses you off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CFM View Post
    The funny part is you think it does.

    History doesn't change because it's removed and that pisses you off.

    Thats the difference between trumpsters and educated people. We know what a library is so removing monuments to trash was never about rewriting history. It is all about making fun of you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katzgar View Post
    Thats the difference between trumpsters and educated people. We know what a library is so removing monuments to trash was never about rewriting history. It is all about making fun of you.
    Even if the monuments had never existed or you destroy all of them, the history remains. In other words, you want to remove them because it hurts your feelings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CFM View Post
    Even if the monuments had never existed or you destroy all of them, the history remains. In other words, you want to remove them because it hurts your feelings.

    No, I want to remove them because it hurts your feelings

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    Quote Originally Posted by katzgar View Post
    No, I want to remove them because it hurts your feelings
    It doesn't hurt my feelings because with or without symbols, the past doesn't change. You're concerned more about a symbol than reality.

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