The City Council of Lexington, Virginia has renamed the Stonewall Jackson Cemetery. The new name is Oak Grove Cemetery. The reasons stated were the usual ones. Jackson was a racist who fought for slavery. I hope the males on that council never have to do anything requiring manhood.
Lexington Councilman Chuck Smith said the effect on tourism would likely be “negligible” and added that supporting the racist legacy of Jackson would be “unacceptable and indefensible.”
This is typical of contemporary political, social, and academic conversation; not to mention the sadness of the church-delivered rhetoric. Such is usually delivered by those who claim to look toward heaven–while looking over the cross.
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