This week, new stained-glass windows at the National Cathedral of the United States were unveiled. Were these new windows a testament to the saving power of Jesus Christ? Did these windows proclaim peace? Did they show Elijah carried into the clouds, or John the Baptist in the river? Not at all. These four new windows proudly proclaim NO and FOUL to all parishioners entering the nation’s cathedral.

NPR calls these windows “racial justice-themed”.[1] The windows show no crucifix, no saint, but a mess of feet and difficult to read signs. There is movement, no peace. There is no God above. Anti-human, no faces look for guidance. These windows took six years to create and install, at a cost of well over a million dollars. A poem “American Song” by Mellon Foundation President Elizabeth Alexander is also being installed below the windows. This limestone carving will be paid for in part by Jew Steven Spielberg and his wife, Kate Capshaw, through their Heartland Foundation.[2] The Heartland Foundation also gave a million dollars to Ukrainian NGOs, including the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, in 2022[3].

The Very Rev. Randolph Marshall Hollerith, the cathedral’s dean, said the previous four windows “were offensive and they were a barrier to the ministry of this cathedral and they were antithetical to our call to be a house of prayer for all people.” For reference, the previous windows were topped by crucifixes. Two showed General Lee and General Jackson praying for guidance outdoors among plants and trees, surrounded by God’s creation. General Lee’s window was simply captioned “Reading the Bible.” These so-called “offensive” windows contained an exponentially greater number of pieces of stained glass, creating a more intricate image than their replacements. One of the windows explicitly called for peace and showed a man with his palms open and outstretched towards the viewer. The Very Reverend railed against the prior windows in the September 23rd 2023 unveiling, telling a sparse audience that the Lee and Jackson windows “were telling a story that was not a true story.”[4] Lee and Jackson in positions of prayer and rejoicing tell a very true story:

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 1 John 5:14

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. Colossians 4:2 [5]

The National Cathedral has given various excuses for replacements of the Confederate windows. They told NPR replacement was necessary in the wake of a 2015 church bombing but they told AP replacement was necessary in the wake of 2017 Charlottesville protests.[6] No wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light (2 Corinthians 11:14).

Sadder still, the National Cathedral and its million dollar “we hate the South” project is minutes away from parishes in need of funding. Episcopalian Pohick Church of Lorton, Virginia for example asks the public for a safer playground for its flock’s children.[7]

While the windows were removed in 2017 and stored in the Cathedral attic, it was not until 2021 the Cathedral managed to find a black artist to create new windows. The previous windows were a 1953 gift from the United Daughters of the Confederacy. In a showing of the ongoing lame duck status of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and United Daughters of the Confederacy, it appears the windows will be left to rot in the Cathedral’s attic instead of returning to a home that appreciates them.

“Today is an opportunity for us to recommit ourselves and to recommit this cathedral to joining that march towards fairness for all Americans, especially African Americans,” said Hollerith alongside Biship Marian Budde (Instagram handles @rhollerith ; @mariannbudde).

Does your church or school give money to the National Cathedral? The National Cathedral raised $115 million in 2021 from exclusively private sources. This week, ask your parish priest, professor, or deacon to stop all funding to an organization that hates you, your heritage and your people.


[1] National Cathedral unveils new racial justice-themed stained glass windows : NPR

[2] National Cathedral windows shift from themes of Confederacy to racial justice (

[3] Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw Donate $1M in Ukraine Aid – The Hollywood Reporter

[4] National Cathedral adds racial justice-based stained-glass windows (

[5] Washington National Cathedral reveals new racial justice stained glass windows to replace those that honored Confederate generals (

[6] National Cathedral replaces windows honoring Confederacy with stained-glass homage to racial justice | AP News

[7] Historic Pohick Church Capital Campaign 2023 – Pohick Episcopal Church

Sara Sass

Sara Sass is an attorney in Virginia.


  • Paul Yarbrough says:

    A worthy cause to pursue in my opinion.

    • Bobby Ray Smith says:

      My mothers maiden name was Yarbrough she passed in 1984! She was a fine Christian and I am so glad she didn’t have see this in her life time!!

      • billybob says:

        Many 21st Century “Christians”, especially those in the southern evangelical cult, are what we might call CINOs- “Christians in Name Only”. They go to church every week, they look down upon others who don’t share their beliefs, they vote to impose their will upon others, they burn books, and fight to stop any and all activities that they do not “approve” of. But, they fail to embrace the teachings of their savior, and their leaders continue to lead them astray. Don’t forget, there will be false prophets in the end times. And, they aim to distract and steer away the believers from the faith, not the non believers. trumpism is a cult. Plain and simple. most of the Abbeville institute readers have some basic intellectual challenges; they are quick to consult their thesaurus in order to make the less intelligent readers think that Einstein wrote the article, but most of the articles here are just bluster. and then, the comments…. oh my. homobloviasaurus alert!!

        The False prophets have taken over the GOP, and they are guided by satan himself. Most of yall are beyond any hope to reclaim yer lizzard brains from the prophets who use you as pawns in their game. That’s ok, because there are ALWAYS more stupid people than smart people, in every single situation!

        Anyway, Bobby Ray Smith, don’t be surprised when you find these CINOs acting self righteous about how their sins either don’t exist, or are somehow lesser in sinfulness than your sins are… Ultimately, God is the sole arbiter. I sure could care less what these CINOs think, they’re following false prophets and worshiping at the altar of maga…. Their destiny has already been decided, and written by the hands of God.

        • William Quinton Platt III says:

          Einstein lied about the nature of the universe. He “invented” the “cosmological constant” to convince the world the universe was static. Einstein didn’t want to acknowledge God by accepting a universe that was expanding.

          Einstein eventually removed his lie from his equations, at the urging of a few good men.

          Albert once said, “God doesn’t play dice with the universe.” What he meant was, GOD RIGGED THE UNIVERSE.

          Good does not need evil in order for good to exist…evil must have good or evil destroys itself. This is the nature of God, though it is impossible to understand His mind. He gave us this framework. It is not a difficult concept to understand. We are the atomic particles that bounce around if He glances our way. You can bounce all you wish, but you will never escape the framework.

          You seem to have a problem with imperfect people. Since none of us are God, we are all imperfect.

          Don’t be so hard on yourself. Welcome to the club.

          • billybob says:

            nah, it’s the hypocrites that i “have a problem with”…. actually, I have no problem with the fake christians, I just wish they’d look in a mirror… they’re the ones going to hell, not me.

  • Joyce says:

    There is an unholy alliance between the profane and what passes for Christianity today. Consider the liberalism of the Episcopal church and the heresy of the Catholic Church’s Jorge Bergoglio. Those beautiful stained glass windows were installed in the early 50s when DC was still a Southern City. Cultural cleansing and Neo-Marxism have won, for now.

  • Lloyd Garnett says:

    Ms. Sass has written a superb article depicting not only the utter disrespect of the Southern people, but also the Biblical errancy of the Episcopal Church, USA in its administration of the National Cathedral. (The Episcopal Church does not fall alone in this pathetic rejection of good in favor of lies and other evil forms. Most of the so called “main stream” Protestant churches, and the Catholic Church seem to be competing in this dark contest.)

    Gen. Lee’s favorite hymn was “How Firm a Foundation”. In the first stanza, referring to the Holy Bible, this profound question is asked: “What more can He say than to you He hath said— … (?)”.

    “What more can He say”, indeed?

    After the “First” and “Second” readings from the Bible, in every Episcopal church, every Sunday, the Lector (Lay Reader) concludes with this attribution: “The Word of the Lord”. And the attending parishioners affirm it, responding, “Thanks be to God.”

    Sadly, for too many in the Episcopal Church, those sayings are not so much affirmations of Faith, as they are mere tradition, and actually not what they believe. This is evident in the behavior, actions and teachings of too many of the Church’s priests and bishops.

    Church sanctioned Bible studies, for example, often include “authoritative” instruction on the “flaws” of the Bible, casting aspersions, questioning authenticity, pointing out conflicts with “settled science”, disparaging allegedly unenlightened views of sexuality, etc.

    One Bishop infamously rejected the belief that Jesus is the Son of God, and declared the Resurrection to be fiction. He was not removed from his office. That was decades ago!

    More recently, the Archbishop of York, Church of England (founding sect of the Anglican Communion to which the Episcopal Church USA belongs) declared the “Lord’s Prayer” to be “problematic”. He was referring to naming God as “Our Father”! Too sexist, not inclusive, yadda yadda …

    The National Cathedral is administered by the Episcopal Church, USA, whose leadership variously tolerates and embraces the errant thinking evinced in the examples above.

    Ripping out the beautiful windows given to the National Cathedral, to the glory of God, and depicting great Christian men in humble devotion to their Creator, is consistent with the ECUSA’s diversion from Biblical principles and teachings.

    These misguided, ignorant, sanctimonious destroyers and idolators would do well to heed the prophet Isaiah, specifically Chapter 5, Verses 20 ~ 24.

    “What more can He say than to you He hath said”?

  • billybob says:

    Well, Bless your heart, Sassy one. Can I get you some cheese to go with your whine?

  • Rick Dickson says:

    Church of Babylon

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