Bristol NOT Jumping Though Hoops for leftist ‘pastor’ wanting to relocate Confederate Monument (VA)

(anti-Southern bigots are NEVER placated. The monument has already been moved once. – DD)

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(Herald & Courier) – City leaders don’t plan a sudden response to a recent request to move a Confederate soldier statue.

At Tuesday’s meeting, the council heard from people on both sides of the issue.

Late last month, the Rev. Jackie Nophlin asked the City Council to consider moving the statue, which is located next to a city parking lot on Lee Street. The council again heard from Nophlin at Tuesday’s meeting, plus two men who urged the city to leave the statue, which is over 100 years old, where it is.

“I think there is a false impression that something is imminently happening with the statue. There has been no decision, one way or the other,” Mayor Neal Osborne said after the meeting. “We’re a very long way away from making a decision. I think its productive to hear opinions from both sides on this.

“The fact of the matter is the statue is in a fragile condition so it could be very difficult to move — if we decide to do that. Beyond that is where are we putting it? How are we getting there? Who’s paying for it? How to protect it because it is an historical artifact,” Osborne said. “We’re several months away, I would say, from any discussion or action.”

The statue was erected in 1920 in front of the former city courthouse, then relocated next to the train station around 1970. The local chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy owns the statue and raised the funds to move it to its present location about a decade ago.

City resident Jim Warren said the statue was paid for by…

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