Islamic Slogans Spray-Painted Onto Three Indiana Churches

Quran

Vandals spray-painted "Infidels" and verses from the Koran on three churches in Columbus, Indiana this weekend.The graffiti was discovered by church employees on Sunday morning.  Churches which had been vandalized included St. Bartholomew Catholic Church in central Columbus, Lakeview Church of Christ on the north side, and East Columbus Christian Church on the east side.At Saint Bartholomew’s, the graffiti read, “Infidels!” and included a reference to the Koran: “Qur’an 3:151.”  That vers … [Read more...]

Iconoclasm Alive and Well: Man Lops Head Off Jesus Statue in Charleston

Sacred Heart statue - destroyed

A man has destroyed a statue of Jesus in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, decapitating the 6-foot figure with a sledgehammer.The statue had stood for two decades outside Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Charleston before Charles Jeffrey Short, 38, exercised a kind of political theater, demonstrating his view that the Ten Commandments should be taken literally.It seems the vandal didn't even know the specific Scripture verse which required him to destroy the religious art. … [Read more...]

ANOTHER FIRE in a Jerusalem Church on the Heels of Pope’s Visit

Church of the Dormition

And this one appears to be vandalism.A man set fire to a prayer book in Dormition Abbey, the church which marks what is said to be the final resting place of Mary.Pope Francis had, according to reports, just finished celebrating Mass at the Cenacle, the Upper Room where Jesus is believed to have celebrated the Last Supper.  A man who is described by Israeli police as "non-Jewish" in appearance, and who was not wearing a skull cap, is suspected of intentionally setting the … [Read more...]


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