Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Seeing The Light
On the prowl for good news, we cats have found some: The Washington National Cathedral has decided that the days of glorifying Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson in stained glass have come to an end.
Yep, two more Southern-themed cathedral windows are coming down. (Windows featuring the Confederate flag are already, shall we say, history.) "We recognize that these windows are more than benign historical markers," cathedral pooh-bahs said. "For many of God’s children, they are an obstacle to worship in a sacred space; for some, these and other Confederate memorials serve as lampposts along a path that leads back to racial subjugation and oppression."
We applaud the Washington Cathedral for doing the right thing, but let's not get too carried away. After all, it's a self-styled national house of worship, so it's good that its decor no longer celebrates the enslavement of Americans of color. As for white supremacists who may be miffed about this, we simply refer them to this brilliant letter in The Salt Lake Tribune that has taken the Internet by storm. We cats PURR.