A cluster of Catholic churches stretching coast-to-coast were targeted over the weekend. Police are now investigating the series of arsons and vandalizations.
“Churches are being burned to the ground,” said controversial right-wing writer and provocateur Mike Cernovich. “Why is this not the biggest story of the day?”
And Sean Feucht, a California-based worship leader and former Republican congressional candidate, asked, “Where’s the outrage?”
The destruction comes after weeks of violent riots and Black Lives Matter protests following the police killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man in Minneapolis. Shaun King, a controversial, radically progressive activist, has called for all images depicting Jesus as a white “European” to be torn down, because they represent “white supremacy” and “racist propaganda.”
It began Saturday at the Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Marion County, Florida, where a 24-year-old assailant drove his vehicle into the place of worship during a morning Mass and poured gasoline in the foyer and set the building on fire before he drove off. He has since been arrested and charged with attempted murder, arson, burglary, and evading arrest.