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...]

Jewish Extremists Target Christians, Muslims in the Holy Land

Workers clean graffiti on the Tomb of King David on Mount Zion

On April 1, a Catholic monastery dedicated to Mary, Queen of Palestine, near Beit Shemesh, west of Jerusalem, was vandalized.  Anti-Christian graffiti on the monastery walls said "Jesus is a monkey, Mary is a cow."  Tires were slashed on five vehicles.Two days later, on April 3 in the Israeli town of Jish, a Maronite community near Safed in the north, the hate-filled message "Only non-Jews should be removed from our country" was painted on the walls.  Forty vehicles had their tires sl … [Read more...]


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