Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Church named after Confederate leader may change its name

From Virginia-

 Named after one of its most iconic members, R.E. Lee Memorial Church has been known under that name for 112 years. But that could soon change.

Sitting just across the street from Washington and Lee University, the 172-year-old church was named R.E. Lee Memorial Church in 1903.Robert E. Lee who was the president of then Washington College spent his Sundays worshiping as a devout episcopal member. The episcopal church however is not affiliated with the university.

More than a century later the church has hundreds of baptized members.

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1 comment:

JCF said...

Mind-boggling, that an *Episcopal* Church could be named for the Commanding General of the pro-slavery secessionists. CHANGE THE NAME already!!!