Chelsea Clinton left twitter users scratching their heads on Thursday, when the former First Daughter compared southern Confederate war memorials with Satan; equating the relationship between the Northern and Southern United States to that of God and the Devil.
Clinton posted her comments on social media, writing, “The story of Lucifer-who rebelled against God-is part of many Christians’ traditions. I’ve never been in a church with a Lucifer statue.”
The story of Lucifer-who rebelled against God-is part of many Christians' traditions. I've never been in a church with a Lucifer statue.
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) August 18, 2017
The backlash on twitter was swift, with users pointing out not only the absurdity of her statement, but also that she was factually incorrect.
“There are churches & cathedrals throughout the world that depict Satan as he is a necessary part of understanding the history of the Bible,” wrote one user.
There are churches & cathedrals throughout the world that depict Satan as he is a necessary part of understanding the history of the Bible pic.twitter.com/0WUbMrjGww
— (((Darth Kitteh))) (@eloracnasus) August 18, 2017
Here ya go. pic.twitter.com/YU9CCiG7tf
— strawman_san (@strawman_chan) August 18, 2017
Chelsea’s comments come on the heels of a growing controversy surrounding Civil War memorials and monuments throughout the southern United States. President Trump has called the removal of Confederate statues “sad,” saying you can’t change history but you “can learn from it.”
(First reported by Hannity) http://www.hannity.com/content/2017-08-18-seriously-chelsea-clinton-compares-confederate-statues-with-satan-worship/ (August 18, 2017)
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