Idaho: Methodist church replaces image of founding fathers with female bishop wearing LGBT scarf

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12/14/2021

A Methodist church in Boise, Idaho, has sparked controversy by replacing a vast stained glass window that depicted founding fathers Robert E Lee, George Washington, and Abe Lincoln, with an image of Leontine Kelly, the first black female bishop in the United States wearing an LGBT rainbow scarf. Officials at the Cathedral of the Rockies, a United Methodist Church congregation located in Boise, announced the decision to change the stained glass window, which dates back to 1960, in June 2020 but only this week did the change take effect. “The Gospel of Christ Jesus compels us and our Baptismal vows embolden us to resist evil, injustice, and oppression in whatever forms they present themselves,” the statement read, in an attempt to forcibly justify the decision to remove the stained glass window of the founding fathers of the country, claiming without substantiation that they represent the alleged systemic racism prevalent in the United States. The church board went on to note that the decision was made after conducting several “prayers and thoughtful deliberation,” and labeled Lee’s image as “divisive and hurtful.” “We believe this section of our window to be inconsistent with our current mission, to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world,” they continued.

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