Catholic churches seem to have been made the latest targets of destruction by the radical left-wing rioters with at least four churches in four separate states having been attacked in recent days.
While the mainstream media buried their heads in the sand, churches in California, New York, Massachusetts, and Florida were all targeted by vandals, and several historic churches suffered major damage in arson attacks.
“A man in Florida plowed his vehicle into the Queen of Peace Catholic Church as it was preparing for morning Mass on Saturday, poured gasoline in the foyer, and then set the building on fire before driving off, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office reports,” according to one report..
He was later arrested and charged with attempted murder, arson, burglary, and evading arrest.
He told investigators what he did was “awesome” and that he was on a “mission” as he smiled and laughed while admitting to setting the church ablaze, according to an arrest affidavit.
In Los Angeles, the historic San Gabriel Church, which was about to turn 250 years old, was targeted in an arson attack. In Boston, a statue of the Virgin Mary — a monument to veterans of World War II, displayed in the courtyard of a Catholic church there — was torched and desecrated.
A second statue of the Virgin Mary was desecrated on Sunday, this time in New York City, at the Cathedral Preparatory School and Seminary in Brooklyn.
“Obviously, this tragedy saddens us deeply but it also renews our hope and faith in the Lord as he has shown his goodness in the many people who have already reached out to us,” Fr. James Kuroly, the school’s rector said.
“We are sincerely grateful for the help we have received as well as the prayers. Please continue praying for those who committed this act of vandalism and hatred toward Our Lady and the Church.”
Arson is nothing new for Black Lives Matter and Antifa protestors, who in the wake of the death of George Floyd wreaked havoc throughout the country, setting fire to police precincts, local businesses, and vehicles.
Places like New York City, Seattle, Portland, and Washington, D.C., all played host to such violent demonstrations that ended the destruction of property.
Many of those same protests are now targeting monuments. Initially, demonstrators were focused on statues of generals and other notable figures who supported the Confederacy during the civil war, but the movement seems to have spread to the nation’s Founding Fathers, former presidents, and now Catholic saints.
While the connection between the nine acts of terror against the Catholic Churches and symbols is not immediately evident, authorities are concerned that this will become the latest trend amongst hate-filled protestors who seek only to destroy.
Left-wing activists like Shaun King have recently called for religion to be made a target, arguing that some religious figures are a “tool of white supremacy.”
Conservative voices, meanwhile, such as author Mike Cernovich, have wondered why there is no coverage on the concerning religious attacks.
“Churches are being burned to the ground. What?,” Cernovich said in a video on Twitter. “Why is this not the biggest story of the day.”
Sean Feucht, a California worship leader and pastor, commenting on the incidents asked, “Where’s the outrage?”