Truth in History

Why is there such a big outcry against General Robert E Lee and his role in Confederate history?

It was Sunday morning. Robert E. Lee was sitting in his favorite pew at the Episcopal church in Richmond, Virginia. When communion was served, a black man walked up the aisle and knelt to receive the wafer and a sip of wine from the communion cup. There was an angry murmur from the white congregants when they saw this former slave at the front of their church.

But Robert E. Lee rose to his feet, walked to the altar, and knelt beside the black man. They shared the cup and received Holy Communion together. Then Lee turned and faced the congregation. “All men are brothers in Christ,” he told them. “Have we not all one Father?”

Paradox of Power by Pat Williams