Washington National Cathedral will remove two stained glass windows that honor Confederate Generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, church leaders said yesterday (September 6th). Their public letter said that the decision came after two years of debate, calling the windows installed in 1953, quote, "more than benign historical markers." They explained, "For many of God's children they are an obstacle to worship in a sacred space; for some, these and other Confederate memorials serve as lampposts along a path that leads back to racial subjugation and oppression." It's not yet clear what will replace the windows.