“St. Joseph’s Church … was vandalized this week, as an unknown individual or individuals painted ‘satanic’ and ‘anarchist’ symbols on its doors,” reports the New Haven Register.
According to St. Joseph’s pastor, Rev. John Paul Walker, the church was desecrated using pink paint, including a pentagram and the symbol for anarchy.
The church announced in a Facebook post:
Between the hours of 9 PM last night and 6 AM this morning, a person or group of persons had painted anarchist and satanic symbols on the doors of St. Joseph Church in New Haven. This follows an apparent trend of desecrating Catholic spaces throughout the nation, as evidenced by incidents in Chattanooga, Queens, Boston, Sacramento, and Ocala. The underlying motive of these sacrilegious attacks is clear: to intimidate and instill fear in the hearts of those who worship Christ.
After being shut down on Thursday, Walker said the church reopened Friday after being blessed with an exorcism prayer.
Walker told the New Haven Register that the vandalism occurred after “a disruptive individual had attended services in the days leading up to the incident, prompting calls to police.” Police confirmed a call about the disruptions.
News 8 confirms local police are investigating the vandalism incident.
The “apparent trend of desecrating Catholic spaces” referred to in the St. Joseph Facebook post is becoming a little more than apparent.
Here’s the rundown of attacks on the Christian church over just the last two months — ten in the last month — which coincides with the lawless rioting, vandalism, and looting at the hands of the corporate media’s and Democrat Party’s Brownshirts in the left-wing Black Lives Matter and Antifa terrorist groups:
July 16: Statue of Christ decapitated inside a Florida church
July 15: Statue of Virgin Mary decapitated outside Tennessee church
July 12: Statue of Virgin Mary lit on fire in Boston
July 11: Suspect arrested after detectives “say he plowed a minivan through the front door of Queen of Peac Catholic Church in Ocala, doused the foyer with gasoline and set it on fire, causing extensive damage”Source