House to Vote on Removing Confederate Statues

Statue of Chief Justice Taney and Robert E. Lee under review

On Wednesday, the House of Representatives moved closer to a vote that would remove statues of Confederate leaders from the U.S. Capitol. Among the individuals under review are Robert E. Lee and Chief Justice Roger Taney who authored the 1857 Dread Scott Decision stating that black people could not be citizens of the United States. 

The proposed bill would direct the Architect of the Capitol to identify and remove at least 10 statues. “Defenders and purveyors of sedition, slavery, segregation and white supremacy have no place in this temple of liberty,” House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said ahead of the vote. Chief Justice Taney was born in the Maryland district that Rep. Hoyer represents. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • That God would give the House of Representatives wisdom on how to honor the nation’s history.
  • That the Trump Administration would work with Congress to assess the best individuals to honor in our capitol. 
  • That the outcome of this vote would be God-honoring.

Sources: AP, Fox News, CNN


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