National Cathedral to Remove Confederate Flags From Stained Glass Windows

by Associated Press  |  published on June 10, 2016

The Washington National Cathedral said it will remove images of a Confederate battle flag from its stained glass windows because it considers them a symbol of hatred and racial supremacy.

The windows honor Confederate generals Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee.

The Right Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde is the Episcopal bishop of Washington and interim dean at the cathedral. She said in a prepared statement Wednesday that a task force examined the origins of the windows and the impact of symbols. The windows were installed in 1953.

After receiving the task force’s report, cathedral officials decided the flags will be replaced by plain glass on two 8-foot-by-4-foot windows. The cathedral is working to determine the cost and establish a timeline. The fate of the windows will be determined within two years, the task force’s report said.

  • Sigrid Egan

    This kind of nonsense will continue under a President Clinton, but I assume that suits the crazy left anyway. I think they should all leave the US and let us be.

  • robert sanders

    Mariann Edgar Budde. What a stupid name for a black raciest. If you don’t like this country then go back to AFRICA where you belong. Take the monkey with you. Hows that for raciest remarks.

    • Rodney Steward

      Wonder what he uses that Budde for!! 🙂

  • Kenneth Jones

    This is typical of +Budde. A revisionist to the core. And since it is they who own the cathedral, it is the Episcopal Church who should foot the bill, and not us taxpayers!

  • Luke

    Why do the haters always get their way? More re-writing of American history by the racist and haters. Since this muslim was elected president there has been more division in this country than ever in our past, IMHO.
    Donald Trump/2016, vote for America and Americans

  • justinwachin

    Once again we see another attempt at revisionist history. The cathedral should spend its energy on ministering to the people in Christ’s name. The sad truth is the Episcopal church in time will probably want to remove Christ from their windows in a move not to offend some non-Christian.

    On the other hand, I would question the wisdom of putting stained glass windows in a church that depicted something other than Bible scenes. Representations of American history really belong in a museum or government building, not a church.

    • gavinwca

      They have already removed the tenants of their religion and replaced them with homosexuality, Transgenders, and Feminazies. Their religion is already lost,not much else to throw away.

  • Victoria Bourgeois

    I agree this is totally ridiculous. Why can’t the blacks let all of things that happened 200 yrs ago go. Everything that they can possibly get free they get. I am so sick of hearing The poor black person. Nothing poor about them. What about the poor indian. We took his land from them put them on a reservation. To this day they have to get permission to get off of their reservation. They are the ones that should be screaming at congress. I am sick of the schools teaching black history instead of teaching our kids how this country was really founded. How our for fathers fought an died for this country. Yes they did wrong by bringing the black here an making them slaves. That was 200 years ago. They are no longer slaves. They are treated like kings an queens. Let a white person try to get food stamps. Not happening.

    • gavinwca

      And, those Hunter gatherers, took the land from the hunter gatherers before them. We actually paid for most of the land we own, some of it we paid for twice like Long Island, the first Indian tribe that sold us the land committed fraud, because they never owned the Land. We had to buy it again from the real Indian owners. Every race of people on this earth at one time or other were slaves, the American blacks, have found a gold mine in their past slavery claims, and will never quit useing the race card, as long as the real providers in this country keep paying them for their own perceived ancestor guilt. Time to tell these racist to shut the hell up and get a job.

  • Rodney Steward

    I’d make the NAACP pay for the continuing A$$ kissing of the black, and everything, black history should be removed too!! This is BULLSH$T!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • gavinwca

      You mean the manufactured, invented, falsified black history. While the real black history is ignored.

      • Rodney Steward


  • Bill Blackstone

    Does anyone know anything about history. Lee Jackson. Did not own slaves. Grant Meade owned slaves. Grant was quoted when asked.
    General Grant. Now that the war is over. Why haven’t you freed your slaves? His reply
    ” Good help is hard to find” While the whole time during the war. Jackson prayed daily to free the negros. Lee in 64 went to Davis and asked to enter negros in to service for their freedom.
    Another little tid bit.
    At the end of 64 Confederate constitution states all people’s held in bondage are for ever free.
    United States Constitution does not pass the 13th amendment until 1867. Two plus years after the war. Why? More importantly. Why doesn’t anyone else know this?

    Missouri just ratified the 13th amendment I believe around 1982. I will have to check on that. I know for a fact. It was over 100 years.

    • Rodney Steward

      90% of the people in the South didn’t own slaves, but this is how history has been twisted, and I guess they’ll put down in history another lie, how Obama was a great President!

      • Ben

        Well, they might get by with twisting the slave ownership figures but surely nobody is gullible enough to ever believe that ‘great president’ foolishness

        • Bill Blackstone

          Those who voted twice for him will.

          • Ben

            Yeah,I forgot about those two groups… the ‘Dead’ and the ‘Brain-dead’

  • Ben

    Well..if these windows are such a symbol of hatred and racial supremacy.that it offends anyone and must be removed… What about that White House that our Flotus wakes every morning and is reminded of slavery.. I guess we should tear it down.
    Let’s follow the politically correct liberal puppet -The Right Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde the Episcopal bishop of Washington and rewrite history.

    Shame on the congregation that tolerates her as it’s ‘leader’.

    • Rodney Steward

      And is black, right!

  • Son Shine

    What’s next? Taking George Washington out as our first president out or the 13 first original colonies?
    Our past is what made us a great nation.
    What we have now is what is destroying our great nation.
    Get them out and not our past.
    Wake up AMERICA and protect us. God help us IJNA

  • grandmary42

    This is wrong! Trying to erase our history! And at taxpayer expense!! Outrageous!

  • gavinwca

    That is what the Taliban does, tries to destroy history. If you delete the stars and bars does it eliminate the nation’s history, we are like the collage idiots who need a safe space and can not tolerate history we disagree with. Without mental evaluation. That is the Liberal life.

    • Rodney Steward


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