No longer applies to the Catholic Church.
They’re coming for you next: In the past year the schools and churches of Catholic church nationwide have experienced numerous repeated acts of vandalism, violence, and arson, all expressing hate and a desire to deny it and its practitioners the right to express their religious beliefs.
At least 67 incidents occurred across 25 states since May 2020. … Incidents include arson, statues beheaded, limbs cut, smashed, and painted, gravestones defaced with swastikas and anti-Catholic language and American flags next to them burned, and other destruction and vandalism.
The article at the link provides a detailed list of the sixteen attacks from January to April 2021 alone. For a list of the attacks in 2020, go here, which also provides an update adding four more attacks in just the first week of May.
This is all reminiscent again of Kristallnacht in Nazi Germany, when Jewish businesses and synagogues were targeted in much the same way. First, while a few of the attacks appear to be simply ordinary random acts of vandalism and graffiti, most appear to carry a clear political signal of hate aimed at the church itself and what it believes in. For example, of the sixteen attacks in ’21, eleven involved destruction or damage to statues at these churches, mimicking the effort by Antifa and Black Lives Matter (BLM) thugs to destroy statues that celebrate the history of the United States.
Other acts of vandalism that indicated the political and organized Antifa and BLM nature of the attacks included spraying black paint on the faces of statues in California and North Dakota, spraying “Jesus is Black” and “Black Jesus” on the walls of a church in Ohio, and anti-cop graffiti on St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York during a protest. The similar symbolism of the vandalism in widely dispersed locations suggest strongly that, even if they were not specifically organized, the perpetrators were imitating each other based on the political agenda of BLM that puts the black race above all others, while hating whites and anything associated with them.
It is also striking the lack of any coverage of these attacks in the mainstream press, especially considering the pattern of the attacks suggesting a KKK-type campaign of intimidation. Those who are old enough to remember the 1990s will remember how the press went nuts over what it called a terrible “epidemic” of church burnings after President Bill Clinton made it an issue, even though the total number of attacks then was far less and had taken place over a much longer time period. More significantly, of the few dozen known attacks, only four were ever directly attributed to racism.
Yet today we have a nationwide campaign attacking Catholic churches, and the press is silent. Maybe they approve. Maybe to them, freedom of religion as required by law in the first amendment of the Bill of Rights only exists for the right religions, either promoting perverse sexual rights, giving preferential treatment to the right minorities, or advocating the right scientific theories (such as global warming), whether proven or not.
Everyone else is evil, and must be silenced, by force and violence if necessary.
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