The Washington National Cathedral will remove all images of the Confederate flag on its stained-glass windows. The decision comes after the devastating massacre of nine parishioners of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston. The shooter, Dylann Roof was known for embracing the flag. The racially charged murders sparked a national discussion over racial tensions and where the Church fits into the conversation.

“It is time to take those windows out,” said former cathedral Dean Gary Hall in a statement, shortly after the massacre.
Cathedral’s board members decided to replace the images with plain glass this week. However, they still kept the adjoining panes that recognize Confederate army generals. READ MORE