In recent weeks there have been a number of attacks committed against Catholic churches, with the Democrats having fueled the fire of hate against the church. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden remains silent, and the “CatholicVote” organization has lashed out against him.
Biden identifies as a practicing Catholic and his silence is deafening.
“Catholic churches across America are literally burning, and Joe Biden has said nothing,” CatholicVote President Brian Burch said in a statement provided to The Daily Caller News Foundation. “Leading members of the Democratic Party have fueled a climate of hate against Catholics, and these attacks have now led to acts of vandalism and violence.”
According to Burch, by refusing to condemn the attacks, Biden demonstrates his non-commitment to stamping out the “anti-Catholicism across the country.”
The attacks on Catholic churches and statues began in July, with the most recent one on Sunday night, Aug. 2, or early Sunday morning. The Sacred Heart Church in Weymouth, Massachusetts, was set on fire by what is believed to be a Molotov cocktail. The church door was charred, and the interior of the church was damaged.
“It appears there were two fires set against the church’s doors, C.J. Doyle, executive director, Catholic Action League of Massachusetts said. “From what we’ve been told, there was damage to the doors and melting in the interior,” reported 7News Boston.
“This is the sixth time this year that a Catholic church or Catholic institution in the Commonwealth has been the target of arson or vandalism,” Doyle said in a statement, according to the Boston Herald. “There have now been more than 20 such incidents in the Bay State since 2016.”
“This is very disturbing,” he said. “These are hate crimes targeting a house of worship. Any type of vandalism or destruction is a hate crime in Massachusetts going back to 1990. These ought to be prosecuted as such.”
Other attacks include a Connecticut church being vandalized, a statue of Jesus in Miami was beheaded, a statue of the Virgin Mary was beheaded in Tennessee, another attack where a man drove his car into a Florida church while parishioners were inside, setting fire to it.
“Many of these statues and churches were built centuries ago by faithful Catholics and remain powerful symbols for Catholics today,” Former congressman and CatholicVote Senior Political Adviser Tim Huelskamp said in a statement to The Daily Caller.
“All good and decent Catholics are offended by this growing anti-Catholic rampage,” he added. “Joe Biden’s deafening silence during this hate-filled epidemic speaks loudly of his consent to this shocking assault on our religious freedoms.”
A senior official from the White House told The Daily Caller on July 17 that the attacks cannot be tolerated, and those “criminals” who commit such acts, shall be prosecuted, “to the fullest extent of the law.”
“President Trump joins the Catholic community in solidarity during this difficult time,” the official told The Daily Caller News Foundation. “Rest assured, President Trump will always demand law and order in American communities, and ensure the criminals causing these sacrilegious acts will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”
“The rise in violence against houses of worship, religious symbols, and sacred spaces is quickly becoming an epidemic across the country led by radical leftists hell-bent on destroying the very moral fabric of our nation,” Trump campaign deputy press secretary Ken Farnaso told The Daily Caller.
“These anarchists have been appeased by Joe Biden and the Democrat Party who have been giving them a platform for their intolerance and Marxism,” he continued. “President Trump has fought and will fight to preserve our cultural heritage and religious freedom, but it is becoming increasingly clear that in Joe Biden’s America, we won’t be safe.”