Protestants Object To Removal Of Statues For Once

August 21, 2017 by  
Filed under Politics

Protestants from around the country for once Thursday finally expressed sadness and dismay over the removal of statues from several locations in the wake of the Charlottesville riots.
“It’s sad to see the history and culture being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments,” pastor of The Tsunami Church in Greensboro, North Carolina Ted Roberts said this morning as he defaced a statue of St. Junipero Serra. “These men were bad, I admit that, but it’s part of our heritage. No statue that is part of our collective heritage deserves to be torn down. Man, that sounds weird to say.”
Going on to call the removal of any statue a foolish move, shivering as he used the word “any,” Roberts said, “You can’t change history, but you can learn from it.”
“We, as a God-fearing people, ought to be more respectful of the past and the present. We must respect even those we disagree with because they, like us, were a part of making this country what it is today, even if those people were racists or–Catholic. Were the confederates Protestants like myself, yes, but God forgives, and we’re confident that most, if not all, of these men were saved by the Blood of the Lamb. We have faith and rejoice in that. And though we cannot be so confident that a person like Junipero Serra who served the poor and brought the good word of the Gospels to non-Christians was actually saved by the Blood of the Lamb, because of the fact that he worshiped Mary, we should not tear down his statues. Deface, yes, but not torn down.”