Town In Virginia Votes To Tear Down Gen. Lee Statue

By Rob Shimshock | 7 February 2017

DAILY CALLER — The city council of Charlottesville, Virginia voted 3-2 to remove the statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee from Lee Park and 5-0 voted to rename the park, a decision which some believe sanitizes a public space and others believe is censoring history.

Council members in favor of the measures, as well as council members against, sought to explain their votes.

“Time after time in his teaching, Jesus called out the need to act with mercy for those with less power in society,” said Kristen Szakos, justifying the removal.

“We will not be bullied, we will not be pushed away,” said Wes Bellamy, who also voted to strip the city of the statue. Bellamy recently came under fire for tweets that were construed by many as racist and sexist. […]

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