(ChurchLeaders) North Carolina is one step closer to replacing the statue of Charles Brantley Aycock, a known white supremacist, that currently resides in the U.S. Capitol’s National Statuary Hall Collection. A state legislative committee just gave sculptor Chas Fagan the green light to move forward with creating a statue of the Rev. Billy Graham to represent the state instead.
“We wanted (the statue) to be someone who really made a significant impact in the lives of the state and the country and the world,” said former State Rep. Dan Soucek, who is a Republican. “When people from all over the country and all over the world walk through Washington and say, North Carolina has two choices to be in here, what do we want them to be?”