The Catholic outlet reported that a 24 year-old suspect rammed his minivan into the entrance of Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Florida on Saturday, and then got out of the vehicle to set the building on fire as parishioners prepared for morning mass. Luckily no one was injured in the blaze.There were two more suspected attacks over the weekend. In California, “a fire ravaged the San Gabriel mission in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, a 249-year-old mission founded by St. Junípero Serra.” Police have been investigating whether the attack was arson, especially considering statues of famous Catholic missionary Junipero Serra have been toppled in Los Angeles, Sacramento, and San Francisco over the past month in Black Lives Matter riots. Local news reported that BibleWay Church of God in Fort Worth, Texas was broken into and robbed on the morning of June 11.The suspect – who has since been arrested by Fort Worth PD – ”destroyed all the mirrors in the church,” on top of robbing the assistant pastor’s amplifier.
Five attacks in one weekend may signify a growing trend of anti-Christian hatred in the country. Catholic President Bill Donohue characterized it as a “summer of hate,” during which “reckless thugs and left-wing activists” have destroyed symbols of American and western history, while “elites” are supporting “these assaults or are too spineless to do anything about them.”
Could it be that the media blackout on this string of attacks is part of that elite support? For the three major networks, ABC, NBC, and CBS, and their respective three nightly news segments from Friday to Sunday evening, not one second was devoted to this rise in horrific anti-Christian attacks. That’s nearly 270 minutes of news programming that skipped over assaults against Americans of faith.