Commentary: Attacks on Churches Harm America’s Communities

In early July, three Christian churches in Bethesda, Maryland, were set on fire and vandalized over a 24-hour period.

At North Bethesda United Methodist Church, small fires were lit, the church’s fellowship hall and food pantry were damaged, and donations were destroyed.

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Wisconsin Catholic Church Defaced with Anti-Pro-Life Graffiti

A Catholic church in Madison, Wisconsin, was vandalized over the weekend with anti-pro-life and anti-police graffiti.

Police are investigating the defacement of St. Bernard Catholic Church on Atwood Avenue in Madison, believing the spray-painted graffiti defacing the church’s front door and signage occurred overnight from Friday into Saturday, reported NBC15 WMTV News.

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Debbie Lesko Takes Action in Response to Threat Against Arizona Pregnancy Centers

Arizona Rep. Debbie Lesko recently took action in an attempt to protect threatened pregnancy centers in Arizona.

“Radical pro-abortion activists are planning attacks on Choices Pregnancy Centers [Choices] in Arizona in the wake of the anticipated Dobbs v. Jackson decision. I am demanding that the Department of Justice take swift action to prevent these attacks,” Lesko said in her newsletter.

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Press Secretary Katie Everett of Concerned Women for America Explains How Its Alexandria, Virginia Offices Were Vandalized

Friday morning on The Tennessee Star Report, host Leahy welcomed Katie Everett, Press Secretary for Concerned Women for America to the newsmaker line to talk about the recent vandalism at their Alexandria, Virginia offices and their continued mission to fight for the unborn and women.

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Michigan Catholic Church Vandalized in Wake of SCOTUS Leak

In the wake of a leaked draft opinion from a Supreme Court case that could overturn Roe v. Wade, a Catholic church and school in Michigan has been vandalized with vulgar graffiti. 

Activist Dave Reilly shared photos of the destruction of Saint Joseph’s Church and Academy in Armada on his Twitter account Friday. 

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Antifa Vandalizes Businesses, Blocks Traffic During Lake Street March

red spray paint on the outer glass of a business

Far-left Antifa radicals vandalized businesses and blocked traffic with barricades during a two-hour march down Lake Street in Minneapolis Friday night.

The march was infiltrated by independent photojournalist Rebecca Brannon, who said that Antifa-affiliated accounts had been posting about the “direct action” all week.

Brannon reports that a helicopter was circling overhead the entire time, but no police ever showed up during the two-hour occupation.

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Michigan Office of Democratic Congresswoman Debbie Dingell Broken into, Vandalized

Vandals broke into a Michigan office of Democratic Rep. Debbie Dingell and trashed some of her personal possessions including those belonging to her deceased husband, who held the congressional seat she now occupies.

The congresswoman told the Detroit Free Press on Monday that a plate glass window and objects belonging to late-husband John Dingell were destroyed at the district office in Dearborn, west of Detroit.

“The motive for today’s incident is unclear, but what I can tell you is that the disrespect, violence & division need to end in this country. We need to practice civility and kindness, not divisiveness and anger,” Dingell said.

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Iowa State University Student Turns Himself In after Allegedly Assaulting Pro-Life Classmate as a ‘Form of Protest’

The Iowa State University Police’s event report detailing a leftist’s documented attack on a Young America’s Foundation student member confirms that on September 3, the “suspect vandalized the [pro-life] sign and part of the sign hit the victim in the shoulder.” 

Campus Reformed obtained the report via a public records request following YAF’s report on the incident earlier this month, which ended with the suspect turning himself into police after “trying to break it before disposing of it into a waste bin.” 

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Thousands of Minnesotans Petition to Reinstall Columbus Statue

Christopher Columbus Statue Torn Down at Minnesota State Capitol

Almost 5,000 concerned Minnesotans signed a petition asking the governor to reinstall the statue of Christopher Columbus that was torn down by protesters last June.

The statue was on display at the Capitol building for almost 100 years before being destroyed by members of the American Indian Movement (AIM) last summer.

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Minnesota City Tries to Force Business Owner to Remove Trump Flag

The city of Buffalo is trying to force one business owner to stop flying his “Trump 2020” flag, saying that the flag violates a city ordinance. 

But Jay Johnson, who is flying the 50 feet by 30 feet flag from a crane at his construction business, says he’s not budging. 

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Rioters Vandalize Original Starbucks in Seattle

Demonstrators who marched through Downtown Seattle Wednesday night, vandalized the storefront of the original Starbucks store as they made their way through Pike Place Market, the police department said.

Video showed several people clad in black, some carrying umbrellas, running up and smashing windows around 7:15 p.m. as part of an hours-long demonstration against Immigration and Customs Enforcement, President Joe Biden and law enforcement.

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Ohio Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Stiffen Penalties for Rioting, Vandalism, Looting

Saying they strongly support the right to protest, two Ohio Republican lawmakers responded to incidents around the country in the wake of protests with a bill that would stiffen penalties for rioting, looting and violence toward peace officers in the state.

“We have had conversations with peace officers and business owners around the state and they were like something has to be done,” state Rep. Cindy Abrams, R-Harrison, said at a news conference Tuesday. “Over the summer, we saw peaceful protests and then we saw rioting, vandalism and looting.”

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Mt. Juliet Church Pastor Says Vandalism Likely Happened Because Roger Stone Will Speak There

Mt. Juliet’s Global Vision Bible Church was vandalized, possibly because Roger Stone is to speak on Sunday, Aug. 30, WSMV said.

Pastor Greg Locke on Sunday posted photos of the damage, available here. The church shared his post on its Facebook page, available here.

One graffiti tag read, “Locke & Stone will burn in h***.” Another tag read, “Fascists beware.”

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Commentary: The Myth of Righteous Vandalism

The fevered frenzy against public monuments has caused varied reactions. Among scholars, the main symptom is seemingly contagious dispassion. When a New York Times columnist spoke with art historian Erin Thompson, for example, their interview closed with Thompson recommending the use of chains for those interested in inverting large objects. She appears to have an affinity for neither art nor history. Thompson may have caught the bug from archaeologist Sarah Parcak, who recently — and apparently satirically — briefed mobs struggling to dislodge obelisks. “It is sometimes complained,” drawls historian William Cavert, “that such acts erase history.” According to him, that is a popular grievance against the destruction of statues that historians and scholars almost universally dismiss.

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Police Push Protesters Back From Andrew Jackson Statue in Front of White House as They Attempt to Pull it Down

The attack against American history continued Monday evening as police blocked protesters attempting to tear down a statue of Andrew Jackson in front of the White House.

Reporter Shomari Stone tweeted, “BREAKING: Metropolitan Police and US Park Police move demonstrators back from Lafayette Square Park. Two separate protesters tell me the groups want to tear down the Andrew Jackson statue near the White House. @[email protected] @nbcwashington”.

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DeWine Opines on ‘Fast Reopening’, Walks With His Dog in Exclusive Dispatch Interview

What’s a newspaper to do when given an exclusive interview with the governor during a pandemic that has ravaged the state’s economy and rioting that has ravaged the capital city? Would you push against answers that are not true?

If you’re The Columbus Dispatch, you allow Gov. Mike DeWine to talk about the “quick” reopening of the state, his walks with his dog Dolly and how he social distances with his grandkids.

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