A fire that destroyed a Catholic Church in California is being called “deliberate” by authorities, according to the California Catholic Daily.
Investigators suspect arson in a fire that destroyed St. John Vianney Church in Hacienda Heights over the weekend.
“The investigators have been quite definitive to me, this was very definitely a deliberate act,” Steve Whitmore, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, told the Los Angeles Times.
The fire, which began shortly after midnight on Saturday, left only a burned out shell where the 5000-member parish’s sanctuary once stood.
This is the latest in a series of anti-Catholic incidents in California the past couple of years including vandalism which read “Kill the Cathlics” on the walls of a Catholic church and the destruction of a 60-year-old statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary dedicated to the memory of veterans.
Have you heard anything about this in the media? Could you imagine if someone had burned down a mosque? Or wrote “Kill the Muslims?” It would be the lede in every news program. The President would hold a press conference, the ladies from The View would cluck their concern, and Anderson Cooper would be reporting from outside a Mosque somewhere. But it’s just a Catholic Church that got burned down. It’s just a Catholics that people are threatening to kill. It’s just Catholic statues being vandalized. So shhhhhh.
Christians all over the globe are suffering terribly and…nothing. Blogs write about it but nowhere else do you see even an eyebrow lifted in concern. Methinks this is all going to get a lot worse before it gets better.