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Danville church decides to relocate Confederate statue

Posted at 6:42 PM, Oct 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-22 18:42:16-04

DANVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) — The Presbyterian Church of Danville has decided to move a statue of a Confederate soldier off their property.

The statue was placed on the property in 1910 by the Daughters of the Confederacy and the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Back then the land was owned by the city of Danville, but now it's private property owned by the church.

The statue is of Confederate Solider, Captain Logan.

The church says the decision was made because they want to be more welcoming towards everyone, "We came to the conclusion that the statue does not represent who we are as Christians, and we want to move on from that era of time. We thought there would be a more appropriate place for the state to be," says a Ruling Elder of the Presbyterian Church of Danville, Alice Davis.

That better spot for the statue isn't far away, it's being moved to Bellevue Cemetery.
The Captain is buried there, and the statue was originally supposed to be placed there.

The church says they are raising the money to have it moved solely through donations.

A date has not been set when it will be moved.