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Here is the text of a letter I sent to the Episcopal Church, USA regarding the decision to remove plaques commemorating RE Lee and G Washington from their church:
Posted by: Greg (E.Tn)
Date: November 01, 2017 09:04PM
I read recently that Christ Church in Alexandria, Virginia elected to remove monuments relating to Robert E. Lee and George Washington because the monuments were offensive to some visitors. I also read that the regular congregation and members of the church were strongly opposed to this action. The question that first comes to mind is, why are the wishes of the congregation overcome by casual visitors to the church, who may or may not be politically or racially motivated?

During the last several months, I have viewed a “movement” stretching across the land which began as an anti- Confederacy movement in which the agitators professed opposition to racism and fascism. In keeping up with this movement, I noticed that it is made up of several organizations and entities which are either racist in themselves, anarchistic, or pro-Communist/Marxist, both in name and activity. It has quickly morphed into an anti-American movement in which the main proponents are racists and leftists, and both organizations utilize fascist techniques to both quell free speech and foment their agendas.

When this movement began, my first reaction was to ask, “whose statues will fall next, Thomas Jefferson’s, or George Washington’s”? I asked this because I knew the movement had little to do with Confederates or their statues. I recognized that the intent behind the movement was to use Southern/Confederate history as a tool to attack heroes and people who are significant to the history of the United States. I also knew that the tactic was once proffered by Communists and Marxists as a way to degrade American pride, and erode the moral base of our nation.

So, I was not surprised to see attacks on other past leaders and prominent persons significant to our nation’s history: Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, and Christopher Columbus. But I WAS surprised when Christ Church joined the leftist, politically motivated attack on the very founder of our nation, George Washington.

The excuse for this decision given by the pastor is both and asinine and pathetic: that visitors to the church were offended or “frightened” by plaques commemorating the contributions of George Washington and Robert Lee. What is even more incredulous is that the decision to take the monuments down was done against the will of the congregation of the church.

After learning of and analyzing this, my next reaction was to ask, “well, who will be the next victim of Christ Church. Jesus Christ?”

I wonder, because, after listening to Christ Church Pastor Ann Gillespie recite a “version” of The Apostle’s Creed which included references to a deity she referred to as “Mama Bear,” it is clear she advocates a separation from both the word of The Apostle’s Creed and the word of The Bible, since she sees fit to endorse a “new” Apostle’s Creed. And in doing so, she is turning her back on the foundation of the Apostle’s Creed, which is rooted in our belief of the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit, which is the foundation of Christianity itself.

Not, “Mama Bear.”

My last question is a direct question to the church leadership. Does the Episcopal Church USA endorse this action? Are you entering the political front on the side or racist and leftist organizations? Christ Church in Alexandria, Virginia is famous in large part because of its ties to the Founder of our Country. Washington’s faith and devotion to Christianity is what drew him to spend twenty years of his life there. He attended that place because of his identity as a Christian and his love for God. His association with the church is part of history, which its pastors now seek to destroy. By destroying that history they will be destroying a part of the church itself.
And by turning your back on him, you turn your back on his devotion to the church.


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Here is the text of a letter I sent to the Episcopal Church, USA regarding the decision to remove plaques commemorating RE Lee and G Washington from their church:

Greg (E.Tn)233November 01, 2017 09:04PM

Churches all over in Europe and even the U.S., have already removed statues of Saints, crosses, pulpits, and altars, so as to not offend our new illegal immigrants of Islam. URL

bulletman75November 02, 2017 06:18AM

Commendable, very Christian! :clapping:

Steve(Can)81November 02, 2017 02:01PM

Re: Commendable, very Christian! :clapping:

hawgdawg71November 02, 2017 02:35PM

It always seems that way, Hawgdawg, don't it. :lol:N/T

Steve(Can)57November 02, 2017 02:38PM

Thanks Bulletman.

Greg (E.Tn)71November 02, 2017 10:26AM

Re: Churches all over in Europe and even the U.S., have already removed statues of Saints, crosses, pulpits, and altars, so as to not offend our new illegal immigrants of Islam.

doc holiday23259November 02, 2017 09:53AM

Poland has resisted the EU's open border immigration. They hold steadfast and have constantly told the EU to "stick it".N/T

bulletman121November 02, 2017 11:52AM

Video: The Polish people marched against Muslim immigration. It was the largest march in Polands history. I believe it was 150,000 strong! We should learn a lesson from the Polish people.

bulletman122November 02, 2017 12:07PM

Now as you've pointed out on a number of occasions, bullets, you are Jewish...

Steve(Can)87November 02, 2017 02:24PM

I haven't seen any Christians or Jews involved with MASS killings lately??

bulletman124November 02, 2017 07:19PM

Fair enough. Out of interest and while I've got you on the line, Bulletman, from your perspective was Hitler a Christian?N/T

Steve(Can)46November 02, 2017 10:27PM

He was not

vlad67November 03, 2017 12:34AM

Thanks Vlad. Still interested in hearing BM;s perspective.N/T

Steve(Can)57November 03, 2017 07:56AM

Re: Thanks Vlad. Still interested in hearing BM;s perspective.

bulletman121November 03, 2017 08:49AM

Yeah, you and Vlad sum it up pretty well... Jpeg Attachments

Steve(Can)72November 04, 2017 12:46AM

Thanks Steve. You are 100 percent correct, and I didn't want to be the one "pointing the finger" at one of the two churches that collaborated with Hitler!N/T

bulletman39November 04, 2017 11:15AM

Given the history, what i don't understand, Bulletman...

Steve(Can)60November 04, 2017 11:57AM

The Jewish people have been fighting for their existence for thousands of years against Egypt, the Arabs, and now the Muslims. Why should we give in and allow them to terminate our existence???

bulletman55November 04, 2017 02:21PM

While 0bama did not list Israel as terrorist he treated them as a cancer to be excised Gif Attachments

vlad43November 04, 2017 04:38PM

I understand, bulletman

Steve(Can)47November 04, 2017 04:20PM

Here is a question for you Steve... well for actually any one here

Mikie49November 04, 2017 06:02PM

Re: Here is a question for you Steve... well for actually any one here

calfrope57November 04, 2017 08:43PM

Thank You Mikie. Just to think that Israel only "defends" itself from its neighbors. We have never provoked anything!!!N/T

bulletman93November 04, 2017 07:06PM

Dead on, Mike

Steve(Can)34November 04, 2017 06:24PM

Mikie in your normal fashion-you just said it better than anybody. :biggrin:

vlad48November 04, 2017 06:11PM

Odd thing Steve to see a country defending their existence

vlad47November 04, 2017 06:00PM

Steve: A constant nagging within my mind. You remind me of my father , who is a pacifist jew.

bulletman58November 04, 2017 03:26PM

Actually, Bulletman, it was one of the things that I always thought was kind of different about you...

Steve(Can)47November 04, 2017 04:34PM

Separating church and state is one thing...... Gif Attachments

vlad58November 02, 2017 09:05AM

Sorry Greg, I was going to post on this earlier, but didn't bother...

Steve(Can)80November 01, 2017 09:52PM

Separation of church and state does not apply here-only to the government Gif Attachments

vlad87November 02, 2017 12:25AM

Separation of church and state aside...

Steve(Can)78November 02, 2017 09:17AM

Are the great men depicted as servants of God strong in his influence?

vlad64November 02, 2017 10:02AM

Good points, Vlad, saints and patriarchs, interesting...N/T

Steve(Can)57November 02, 2017 10:09AM

Jesus........

vlad75November 01, 2017 09:30PM

Re: Here is the text of a letter I sent to the Episcopal Church, USA regarding the decision to remove plaques commemorating RE Lee and G Washington from their church:

hawgdawg121November 01, 2017 09:21PM

Hawgdawg....

Greg (E.Tn)85November 02, 2017 10:34AM



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