Former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton attempt to compare Confederate statues to the worship of the devil did not fare so well.Chelsea took to her Twitter account to try to mix Biblical themes with Confederate themes:
“The story of Lucifer-who rebelled against God-is part of many Christians’ traditions.”
Then she added that she never saw a statue of “Lucifer” in a church.
“I’ve never been in a church with a Lucifer statue.”
The tweet has received more than 16,000 retweets, including from horror author Anne Rice, who responded,
“Excellent point, Chelsea: really a fine point. No, no statues of Lucifer. No statues of Judas either.”
Appearing to address the failed rebellion of the Confederacy, 37-year-old Chelsea Clinton noted that, in her experience at least, Christians aren’t about honoring rebels. She went on to cite the story of Lucifer, a rebellious angel (known as Satan), and the fact that she’s never been to a Christian church featuring a statue of Lucifer.
Saturday’s deadly unrest sparked between white supremacists and counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, erupted over the decision to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee.
Since Saturday, confederate monuments have been removed in a number of cities across the country such as New York and Baltimore, a move President Donald Trump has consistently opposed.
The story of Lucifer-who rebelled against God-is part of many Christians’ traditions. I’ve never been in a church with a Lucifer statue.
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) August 18, 2017
Excellent point, Chelsea: really a fine point. No, no statues of Lucifer. No statues of Judas either. https://t.co/X7gXL3G9rx
— Anne Rice (@AnneRiceAuthor) August 18, 2017
As the Twitter debate rages on, it seems probable that Chelsea Clinton did a little more harm to her cause than good when she compared Confederate statues to statues of Lucifer in Christian churches. Even so, more and more cities are coming forward to publicly announce plans to remove the Confederate statues and monuments within their borders.