Thursday, May 10, 2012

Devilish Vandals Desecrate Historic Church

How sad that vandals (filled with destructive hate) have desecrated and vandalized the historic Holy Cross Church and property in Santa Cruz, California. Police reported widespread damage as windows were broken with rocks, paint was poured and sprayed on doors, walls, religious statues and a fountain area. The main Church, the museum and a nearby home serving pregnant women all suffered damage. Anti-church slogans and symbols were also spray painted and the vandals went so far as to climb on the roof to damage the Church's bell tower with paint. Paint was also poured on statues of Junipero Serra and the Blessed Mother. Many historic, cultural artifacts were also damaged. Mission Santa Cruz was one of the 21 Franciscan missions founded by Blessed Junipero Serra and his friars. A baptismal font brought to Mission Santa Cruz by Junipero Serra in the 1700's was also damaged.
Enough is enough. This destructive, desecration at Churches has happened too many times and must stop. Churches (and other houses of worship) need to be alarmed (this one was but the outside vandalism did not set off the alarm), as well as protected with high definition surveillance cameras and motion detectors.
Whatever the motives of these hateful criminals, these actions are evil and they must be stopped. The technology exists to make sure these incidents don't happen in the future. Let's hope all houses of worship make it a priority to protect the sacredness and sanctity of religious property. Whatever the cost, it is well worth it.

O Lord, Our God, you are worthy to receive glory and honor and power......
Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches, wisdom and
strength, honor and glory and praise. (Rev. 4:11, 5:12)