Mandeville, LA – Sorry George Washington, You’re Not Wanted Here – Christ Church in Alexandria VA has evicted its two most famous benefactors, Robert E. Lee and George Washington because they are costing the church “parishioners“. How ironic that in “celebrating” the 500 year anniversary of Luther’s revolt, many ‘Murican Protestants find themselves victims of the never-ending revolt it began.
While acknowledging “friction” over the decision, the church’s leadership said the twin memorials, which are attached to the wall on either side of the altar, are relics of another era and have no business in a church that proclaims its motto as “All are welcome — no exceptions.”
Let’s focus on what is really at work here: the rejection of a singular source of authority which is at the root of Luther’s revolt. As I write in my essay on The Kingship of Christ, the civilizational model that Christendom was built upon was a divinely inspired and regulated one. What replaced it, as a matter of fact, is/was not.