Over the past weeks, Confederate generals have been placed in the crosshairs of the progressive Left. Statues of Americans who fought on the losing side of our civil war, which bothered no one—and probably still don’t—are being targeted for demolition.
Abraham Lincoln, who actually kept the country together and abolished slavery through a constitutional amendment, has been vandalized in Chicago. Now, some are arguing that statues to Thomas Jefferson and George Washington have to come down because they were slave owners.
Now, a Catholic saint has been vandalized in Mission Hills. St. Serra, a Franciscan friar who founded nine missions from San Diego to San Francisco, was credited for bringing Catholicism to California when it was under Spanish rule. Twelve other missions were erected after his death in 1784. Pope Francis canonized Father Junipero Serra for Sainthood in 2015, the Left claim he had a violent history toward Native Americans. The photo began circulating around Facebook in the last few days (via CBSLA):
Several people stopped by a statue of Father Junipero Serra in a park across from Mission San Fernando on Thursday after a photo made the rounds on social media appearing to show the statue had been vandalized. A picture circulating Facebook showed the statue spray-painted red and the word “murder” written on Serra in white. While city officials would not confirm the authenticity of the photo or the clean-up, CBS2 reporter Crystal Cruz saw red paint on Serra’s arm and a swastika on the statue of the child standing next to him.
“Everyone’s entitled to their own public opinions and thoughts,” said Cristian Mendoza. “But once it gets to this level I don’t think it’s right.”
In November, vandals attacked another historical religious site in the Central Coast connected to St. Serra. Vandals splashed red paint across the front door of the Mission Santa Cruz.
So now it’s just not only the Civil War that’s under assault, but religion and all of Western civilization.