According to this pastor from the Chicago area, President George Washington should now be dishonored for his participation in slavery. According to Bishop James Dukes, pastor of Liberation Christian Center, President Washington’s statue needs to be removed and the park renamed. If you can believe him, Washington is no hero to the black community. When will the cultural jihadists take a break?
As Written By Dave Urbanski for The Blaze:
Republican President Donald Trump on Tuesday wondered out loud how far the removal of Confederate monuments would go by invoking the name of the first U.S. president and hero of the Revolutionary War, underscoring the fact that George Washington owned slaves.
“So will George Washington now lose his status? … Are we going to take down statues to George Washington?” Trump questioned reporters. “So this week it’s Robert E. Lee. I noticed that Stonewall Jackson’s coming down. I wonder, is it George Washington next week? And is it Thomas Jefferson the week after?”
Trump was roundly criticized for those words. Dana Milbank of the Washington Post wrotethat Trump “put the father of our country and the author of the Declaration of Independence on the same moral plane as two men who made war on America.”
Well, perhaps Milbank should have a chat with Bishop James Dukes, pastor of Liberation Christian Center in Chicago, who wants city officials to remove a bronze statue of George Washington on horseback and his name from Washington Park on the south side, WBBM-TV reported.
Dukes told WBBM that Washington is no hero to blacks.
“When I see [the statue], 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,” Dukes told the station. “Some people out here ask me … ‘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 …..
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