St. John's Episcopal Church

St. John's
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An Alabama church has removed a pew honoring Confederate President Jefferson Davis, saying the memorial has no place in the church at a time when Confederate symbols have been adopted by white supremacists.

The pastor of St. John's Episcopal Church in Montgomery, Robert C. Wisnewski Jr., posted a message on the church website last week saying the wooden pew was dedicated more than 90 years ago at a service featuring a pro-lynching segregationist.