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UMC Replaces Stained Glass Image of Robert E. Lee With First-Ever Black Female Bishop

Inside the Cathedral of the Rockies, there are a lot of faces. Over the last year though, one face has vanished, that being confederate army leader Robert E. Lee.

“After we removed Robert E. Lee, we put in a clear window that allowed some light in, which was proverbial perhaps,” said Pastor Duane Anders with the United Methodist Church in Boise. “We said, ‘Who should go up in the window?”

After community conversations, Pastor Anders says the United Methodist Church and Cathedral of the Rockies decided to remove the image of Lee, explaining that “Lee is not someone who upheld Christian values, in his leadership as a general in the confederate army defending slavery.”

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