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Turns out Trump’s claim of the left removing George Washington and Thomas Jefferson statues was more prophetic than anyone could have imagined. Today, in Chicago, far left pastor James Dukes has requested that Rahm Emnauel remove statues of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson because “it’s a slap in the face to all African-Americans” because they were slave owners. Here is pastor James Dukes Facebook tweet calling for the removal of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson statues in Chicago.
Chicago pastor James Dukes has asked Mayor Rahm Emanuel to remove the names of George Washington and Andrew Jackson from parks on the south side of town.
Dukes, the pastor at Liberation Christian Center, said, “When I see that, I see a person who fought for the liberties, and I see people that fought for the justice and freedom of white America, because at that moment, we were still chattel slavery, and was three-fifths of humans. Some people out here ask me, say ‘Well, you know, he taught his slaves to read.’ That’s almost sad; the equivalent of someone who kidnaps you, that you gave them something to eat. In an African-American community, it’s a slap in the face and it’s a disgrace for them to honor someone who was a slave owner.”
The pastor also wants Andrew Jackson’s name to be removed from Jackson park because he owned slaves and even suggests it be renamed after Rev. Jesse Jackson or singer Michael Jackson.
originally posted by: DrunkenMimeMaster
a reply to: PhyllidaDavenport
Might be a tad off topic, but I've always believed the Right operates under a 'Thou shalt have no false idols save the ones we like" attitude. As I said earlier...scrap it, replace it with a bust of Socrates, Dawkins or even Homer Simpson. Actually, the latter sums America pretty nicely....