Confederate flag furor spreads to stained glass windows

Confederate flag furor spreads to stained glass windows

The dean of Washington National Cathedral called Thursday for two stained glass windows that depict the controversial Confederate flag to be replaced.

Reverend Gary Hall said the windows — installed in 1953 and depicting Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson — were no longer appropriate.

“It is time to take those windows out,” Hall said in a statement, eight days after a young white supremacist murdered nine blacks in an African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina.

“Here, in 2015, we know that celebrating the lives of these two men, and the flag under which they fought, promotes neither healing nor reconciliation, especially for our African-American sisters and brothers.”

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