Religion is poison to the human mind.
Hmm why would a tax exempt institution be honoring political leaders of any stripe?
I will only repeat what I believe should always be Rule #1 for our Country:In August 1862, Lincoln stated: "If I could save the union without freeing any slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that." Contrast that.
Oh let's put a pew in there to honor Martin Luther King jr.! That is much more in tune with the days thought process. I wonder if that church has an American flag anywhere? The flag that was created by Betsy Ross has been proven by historical fact that her second husband on over 100 slaves at that time. Historical record because slaves were property and where thus taxed and the records still exist in the national archives. Ban the American flag!
History by segregationists has been revised to fit their narrative. Where I live, in The Big Thicket of Southeast Texas for instance, Texans who supported Sam Houston were opposed to Texas joining the Confederacy. Politicians supported by wealthy tobacco, lumber and cotton southerners voted to join the South. Honey Island and Sour Lake, rural area of Texas were attacked by Jefferson Davis's troops who burned out, imprisoned and killed more Texans than the Union, But we have all sorts of monuments and parks in honor of Confederate generals and confederate battles. You'd never know that 170 years ago they were the enemy of Texans not the Union.
The love of the southern states for traitors is astounding.
isn't the south still maintained by confederate sympathizers? sessions,graham,corwyn etc.
I'm more disgusted by the fact this church once condoned a man who was for murdering black people.
Did people sit on it knowing it was the Jefferson Davis pew? Did they even know it was 'his' pew? Was there a plaque of dedication? The church should donate it to one of the Jefferson Davis museums in the state as likely there are several.
They're right to remove it, it never should have been placed there in the first place and it's important to recognize that this isn't a war memorial we're talking about here, it is a pro segregationist hangover from the heyday of the KKK in the 1920's and should be treated as such.
"...the wooden pew was dedicated more than 90 years ago at a service featuring a pro-lynching segregationist."***********So what type of "Christianity" were they practicing at the time? It's 2019 and now they've finally figured out that something was wrong with that picture?
How much you want to bet the people who are the most upset over this are GOP conservatives who hate the democrats but love every aspect of the Democrat confederacy?
That's where Confederate monuments and relics belong--in an archive or a museum. GOOD FOR THEM!
Wouldn't that fall under the idolatry commandment anyway? Good for them.
An Alabama church has removed a pew honoring Confederate President Jefferson Davis, saying the memorial had no place at a time when rebel symbols have been adopted by white supremacists.
Seems to me it never had a place to begin with. One shouldn't honor traitors. Better late than never, but sheesh...