Man arrested after statue of Jesus beheaded at Florida church. Similar attacks are happening across America.

MIAMI-DADE, FL. –Attacks on churches of Christian faith are becoming more common place, and this should frighten all God-fearing Americans. On July 15th, one of these attacks was at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Miami-Dade, Florida. 

The Reverend Edivaldo da Silva, the local priest at the church for the last three years found a statue of Jesus Christ had the head cut off and was pushed over.  

 

The church released a statement regarding the desecration of the statue:

“This incident has saddened the parish community.  It is too soon to arrive to any conclusion, but we have seen other churches vandalized around the country. 

We totally ‘condemn’ this action.  We invite our community to pray for peace.  Archbishop Thomas Wenski is requesting this investigation be considered a hate crime,” according to Mary Ross Agosta and Fox News, the Director of Communications for the Archdiocese of Miami. 

Agosta said “The statue, located outside the church, was on private and sacred property.” 

Unfortunately, attacks at churches are not localized to Miami-Dade County, but are occurring all over the nation.  Some believe that the attacks on the church have something to do with the murder of George Floyd. 

This is based upon a call to action from activist Shaun King, who demanded Christian symbols be destroyed as he believed they were somehow symbols of “white supremacy” and “racist propaganda.” 

King stated in a series of tweets:

“Yes I think the statues of the white European they claim is Jesus should also come down.  They are a form of white supremacy.  Always have been.  In the Bible, when the family of Jesus wanted to hid, and blend in, guess where they went, EGYPT!  Not Denmark.  Tear them down.” 

Another tweet said:

“White Jesus is a lie” as well as a “tool of white supremacy” which he believes were done as a “tool of oppression.”  He believes that white people would never accept any type of religion from “a Brown man.”  King then called for destroying anything having to do with Christianity, to include “murals and stained glass windows of white Jesus, and his European mother, and their white friends.” 

In other incidents that have occurred throughout the country, in Ocala, Florida, Steven Anthony Shields is alleged to have driven his van into the Queen of Peace Catholic Church prior to setting it on fire. 

Shields was arrested and one of the charges against him is attempted homicide as there were people inside of the church.  Thankfully, all those that were inside saying morning prayers were able to escape without injury. 

Shields, stated, according to MSN, that he had been diagnosed with schizophrenia and was not taking his medication.  Shields believed that he was the “king” and on a “mission,” although reports do not indicate if he believed the mission was from God.

Man arrested after statue of Jesus beheaded at Florida church.  Similar attacks are happening across America.
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Sheriff Billy Woods stated,  “Our freedom of worship granted in the Constitution is a freedom that we all hold dear.  My deputies and I are sworn to protect that right and will always ensure our citizens can worship in peace.  I’m proud of my deputies for capturing this man so quickly and we appreciate the assistance from all of the state and federal agencies that worked alongside of us during the investigation.” 

Other attacks were also reported, one of which was in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  In this attack, an outdoor statue of the Virgin Mary was decapitated.  On July 13th, Bishop Richard Stika tweeted, “What a strange time.  Over the weekend, an outdoor statue of the Blessed Mother was beheaded at St. Stephen Parish in Chattanooga.”  The head of the statue was never found. 

Jim Wogan, Director of the Diocese of Knoxville stated, “We don’t know if this was the targeted desecration of a sacred statute and our Catholic faith, or some kind of misguided prank, but it hurts.  For whatever reason, we are living in a very chaotic time, and anger seems to be the default setting for people.” 

State Representative Chuck Fleischmann, a Republican for the state of Tennessee said that the attack was a “disturbing attack on Catholicism and religion.  I hope that the perpetrators will be brought to justice, but I also pray that they will find their way to God as well.” 

Symbols of religion, especially those that are tied to the white race, are somehow viewed as racist in the times we are in. 

There are several people that are calling for all symbols of Christianity to be removed, as they believe that they are somehow tied to keeping all other races subservient to whites. 

As a result, people filled with hate of the white race, like Shaun King, are calling for the destruction of religious symbols deemed as holy and sacred, for the sake of being awaken to the plaques of racism. 

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I cannot make this up. Even if I wanted to, I couldn’t make this up. I am just not that creative. In this ever-evolving landscape of “everything is racist”, we have two new submissions for your consideration of things that are symbolic of white supremacy.  

Milk and Jesus.

I told you we cannot make this stuff up.

Let me explain the logic behind the arguments of PETA (milk) and Shaun King (Jesus). I will pause momentarily while you search for the sarcasm/irony in the previous sentence.  Here’s a hint: there is no logic behind their arguments. 

According to a 2017 article written by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), white people tend to be more lactose tolerant, thus, milk is a symbol of white supremacy.

They pointed to research that shows almost 90 percent of African Americans and most Latinos, Asians, and Southern Europeans lack the genes necessary to digest lactose, the primary sugar in milk. 

So, this must be another indicator of white privilege. Since only white people as a whole can consume cow dairy, the very presence of milk in grocery store refrigerators and school lunch trays must be based in racial superiority. 

What PETA, and so many others making these claims, avoided mentioning is that most people, regardless of race, stop producing the enzyme needed to tolerate and process dairy around age 5.

The vast majority of the world (nearly 70%) is allergic to milk and other dairy products. The reaction to cow dairy is different with each individual, but the science remains…milk isn’t a drink that is harmful to one or two races, while only white people can benefit from its “nutritional” value. 

Of course, those glossed-over facts do not stop people with an agenda from continuing to spread the “milk is racist” propaganda. 

But, right in the middle of the article by PETA, as they claim that white people alone have the ability to drink dairy because, well…racism, they also mention that the same genetic mutation that allows whites to consume milk is also found in black cattle ranchers in Africa. 

PETA’s thoughts on that fact: 

“That should make racists think twice.”

So, what does it mean that black Americans profited from endorsing milk if it was a poison to “almost 90% of their own community? Remember the “got milk?” and “milk mustache” ads? 

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But just in case you think this is the craziest part of this what you are going to read today…just wait. 

 

Now, in case milk being racist isn’t a wild enough proposition, Jesus himself is a symbol of white supremacy, at least according to Shaun King. 

For those of you unfamiliar with Mr. King, he is a far-left, social justice activist who made a name for himself on social media, as a black man. The reality is that both of his biological parents are white, according to his birth certificate

“If your religion requires Jesus to be a blonde haired, blue eyed Jesus, then your religion is not Christianity, but white supremacy,” King said. “Christian whiteness, not white Christianity, has been the primary religion of this country for hundreds of years.”

“I for one was raised in a Christian home. I was never once told Jesus was white. I honestly do not think anyone I know believes that Jesus was white. I have never seen Jesus depicted as blonde-haired and blue-eyed. But none of that matters to King…because the current climate says that if you hate something bad enough, call it racist and tear it down.”

Fox News reported:

“King followed the post up with another, saying that a ‘white Jesus is a lie’ and a ‘tool of white supremacy’ created to help white people use Christianity as a “tool of oppression. He added that white people would never have accepted a religion ‘from a Brown man.’

King then tweeted support from taking down all imagery, including ‘murals and stained glass windows of white Jesus, and his European mother, and their white friends.’

‘They are a gross form white supremacy,’ King wrote. ‘Created as tools of oppression. Racist propaganda. They should all come down.’

Reactions on Twitter were mixed. Some agreed with King’s position, while others pointed out that cultures other than white Europeans have depicted Jesus in ways that resembled the local community.”

Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, who is an ordained minister, joined Fox News to discuss King’s comments. 

“To say that Jesus is a symbol of white anything is absurd. In part, because Jesus wasn’t a white guy. He was a middle-Easterner, and probably had more olive skin than he did white skin. I just find that this had fallen onto a level that extends beyond the theater of the absurd.”

Huckabee continued: 

“It has to be one of the most unbelievable things I have ever heard. First of all, if anyone studied Jesus, they would find that He was the ultimate person that loved the unlovable, who cared for the ones that no one else cared for. He cares about people who were slaves. He cared about people who were prostitutes. He stepped in the path of the ones who were going to stone a woman caught in adultery. He was the one who intervened.

So, you can take down the art and the images depicting Jesus, but you could never take the true spirit of Jesus Christ out of the lives of His followers.” 

Well said Governor. That is the reality of who Jesus is. His skin color is irrelevant. 

I am reminded of a TV show in the 80’s called ‘Gimme A Break’, starring Nell Carter. She played a nanny to a white family. The father was the chief of police and his wife had passed away. She took the children to her home and they saw a painting of Jesus and He was black. One of the children commented about it. 

Nell’s character calmly replied, and I am paraphrasing: “Jesus is a lot of things to a lot of people. They see Him the way they want to see him. White folks like Him white. Black folks like Him black. Kermit the Frog likes Him green.”  

But this is the world we live in now. Anyone can say what they want…and if they use the word ‘racist’ in their arguments, then it must be so. 

“Cops are racist. Defund them.”

“Milk is a white supremacist drink.”

“Jesus is a symbol of white supremacy.”

Sadly, I think we are just getting started.  

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