Young idiots conducted their own version of the cowardly “knockout” game on a Catholic church in Brighton (Boston), Mass.
From CBS Boston:
Vandals Trash Brighton Church, Destroy Painting Of Pope
BOSTON (CBS) — Police are searching for answers after a Brighton church was vandalized by three teenagers.
Police say sometime between 3 p.m. on November 23 and 11:30 a.m. on Nov. 25, the teens damaged three doors and broke into Our Lady Of Presentation Church on Washington Street.
Residue from two fire extinguishers was found all over the church floors. A portrait of Pope John XXIII was found on the second floor, cut up and defaced with phrases such as “Devil’s Star,” “(Expletive) God” and “Scooby Doo.” [I’ll bet they were misspelled.]
The church organ was destroyed and a gold crucifix was removed from the altar and placed near the front entrance.
An alarm transmitter and a window were also damaged.
Officers found a bag of Tostito chips, a container of Pringles, a bottle of Sprite, a water bottle, and a half empty bottle of Italian wine at the scene.
St. John’s Seminary owns the church and uses the building as a lecture hall and rectory.
When they are caught, perhaps they should be made to clean up the mess, reimburse the diocese for the repairs through hours of hard, physical labor for which their pay will be garnished, and then – when all is paid for and cleaned up – spend time in the equivalence of the public stocks.
Just an idea.
In the meantime, we will see a lot more of this.
As the Church becomes less clear in her identity in the public square, the attacks will mount. Soon local and federal officials will start turning a blind eye. Then there will be draconian crack-downs on clergy and religious for any slight or imagined infraction of “hate-speech” laws.
You know the rest.