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Episcopalians Removing Confederate Symbols from Sanctuaries

Quietly, but deliberately, Episcopalians are removing Confederate symbols from their worship spaces as they try to eliminate the vestiges of support for slavery from their sanctuaries.


Lutherans do not have as many Confederate symbols because most Lutherans came to the United States after the Civil War. In Texas, immigration patterns were also different.


One wave of Germans came into Texas through Indianola and settled along the Guadalupe River all the way inland to Fredericksburg. A second wave came through Galveston and settled between the Brazos and Colorado Rivers in the Brenham/LaGrange/Giddings area. In general, the Indianola Germans acted more like westerners and the Galveston Germans acted more like southerners.

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