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Antifa Burned Two Catholic Churches to the Ground Last Weekend in Chile

Two Catholic churches were destroyed in Santiago, Chile last Sunday in the wake of riots marking the one-year anniversary of anti-government protests that called for a new constitution to replace the one from Pinochet’s military regime in 1980. Businesses were also vandalized. Mass protests happened last year when high-school students upset over a small subway-fare increase rushed subway stations and took to the streets. This led to larger protests in which hundreds of thousands of Chileans conveyed their discontent over poor health care, small pensions and economic inequality despite years of robust growth.

Two Catholic churches were destroyed in Chile’s capital city Sunday in the wake of riots marking the one-year anniversary of anti-government protests that called for a new constitution.

“Television images from Santiago on Sunday showed masked protesters filming with their smartphones and cheering as the spire of the burning La Asunción church crashed to the ground,” the Wall Street Journal reported. “Demonstrators also set fire to San Francisco Borja church, which dates from the mid-19th century.”

The Church of St. Francis Borgia is regularly used for law enforcement ceremonies. The Church of the Assumption, over a century-and-a-half old, saw its dome collapse into flames to the shouts of, “Let it fall, let it fall.

The Archbishop of Santiago, Celestino Aos, made a public statement condemning the violence:

A year ago we suffered an outbreak of violence that caused us so much personal pain, and so much material destruction that we thought would have been a bitter and strong lesson. We have had a hard time rebuilding the facilities, and it has demanded constant sacrifices and discomfort from the most impoverished; it made their lives more painful.

According to the Wall Street Journalthe government also condemned the attacks that included businesses as well. “This is an expression of brutality,” said Interior Minister Victor Perez, who added, “Today we must lament the violent acts, but we will confront them.”

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Two Catholic Churches in San Diego Vandalized with Bizarre Messages

Two Catholic churches in San Diego were vandalized over the weekend. The graffiti messages that were spray painted on the walls and grounds included upside down crosses, pentagrams, BLM, Biden 2020, White Power, and Swastikas. The symbols represent conflicting messages. Surveillance video shows that the vandals were dressed in the standard black hoodies that is standard uniform for professional mercenaries associated with Antifa. Ironically, the conflicting symbols suggest that the perpetrators had no personal connection to their meaning. Over the past few weeks, the heads of the FBI and Department of Homeland Security have said that, while BLM and Antifa burn down buildings and commit violence, nevertheless, white supremacists are the biggest danger in America. [It is increasingly obvious that most if not all the violence and vandalism happening in America is theater to condition the minds of television viewers to believe their world is crumbling and that they must accept martial law and totalitarian government as the only way to restore tranquility. In reality, they are being led into slavery in the name of security.] GEG

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San Diego county sheriffs are investigating acts of vandalism at two Catholic churches in El Cajon.

Two churches in the El Cajon area were vandalized overnight with images of swastikas and other graffiti.

Saint Peters Chaldean Catholic Cathedral, 1627 Jamacha Way, was vandalized with spray-painted images of swastikas and political images, said Sgt. Michael Hettinger of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

Father Daniel Chaba of St. Peter’s Chaldean Cathedral received the call of the incident around 8 a.m. Saturday.

The front walls of the church were covered in graffiti and politically charged statements.

“I was disappointed, hurt,” Father Chaba said, “we saw upside down crosses, we saw pentagrams, we saw BLM, we saw white power, we saw swastikas, we saw Biden 2020.”

Deputies from the Rancho San Diego Station were alerted to the vandalism Saturday morning.

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Black Street Evangelist Attacked by BLM Antifa Who Chant “F*** You, Jesus!”


In a recent “protest” against the Republican National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, Black Lives Matter Antifa agitators chanted, “F*** you, Jesus” after Sam Bethea, a black street evangelist, showed up at their demonstration and loudly, yet peacefully, tried impart his message of Christian love and salvation. He was attacked with liquids, including urine, being thrown on him. The mainstream media ignored the attack on the black man and Jesus Christ.

Sam Bethea has been in and out of jail 29 times. He’s turned his life around. And now he’s become a fixture in uptown for his simple message.

As he’s learned, it’s not always well received.

While some protested the Republican National Convention in Charlotte and demanded social justice Monday night, Bethea took to the streets of uptown to share a different message.

“Jesus saves. Jesus loves you, you guys,” he said to demonstrators, repeating his mantra.

Friends of Bethea said his spirit is contagious, his attitude infectious — and his love for humanity is sheer inspiration.

“I do it because God called me to the streets,” he said.

With just a bicycle and his booming voice, Bethea said he has shown up for every demonstration in uptown since he started doing this full time six years ago. But on Monday, that message came to a head with protesters in South End.

“You’re taking away from the message,” one protestor could be heard saying in Bethea’s live stream of events that he posted to Facebook.

Some claimed Bethea acted as a distraction to their cause. Moments later, video showed some members of the group dousing him in flour, glitter and silly string, even yelling profanities to get him to leave.

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California Bans Singing in Church


The State of California has banned singing in any indoor religious services, even with masks on, under new guidelines issued by the Department of Public Health to control the spread of the coronavirus. Places of worship must therefore discontinue singing and chanting activities and limit indoor attendance to 25% of building capacity or a maximum of 100 attendees, whichever is lower. A choir practice without masks was blamed for an acute outbreak of coronavirus in Washington State in March.

The State of California has banned singing in any indoor religious services, even with masks on, under new guidelines issued by the Department of Public Health to control the spread of the coronavirus.

The new guidelines state (emphasis added):

Even with adherence to physical distancing, convening in a congregational setting of multiple different households to practice a personal faith carries a relatively higher risk for widespread transmission of the COVID-19 virus, and may result in increased rates of infection, hospitalization, and death, especially among more vulnerable populations. In particular, activities such as singing and chanting negate the risk- reduction achieved through six feet of physical distancing.

*Places of worship must therefore discontinue singing and chanting activities and limit indoor attendance to 25% of building capacity or a maximum of 100 attendees, whichever is lower. Local Health Officers are advised to consider appropriate limitations on outdoor attendance capacities, factoring their jurisdiction’s key COVID- 19 health indicators. At a minimum, outdoor attendance should be limited naturally through implementation of strict physical distancing measures of a minimum of six feet between attendees from different households, in addition to other relevant protocols within this document.

California had begun re-opening places of worship a few weeks ago, as the state had succeeded in slowing the spread of the disease. But a surge of cases since early June — coinciding with the eruption of the Black Lives Matter protests — has caused the state to reinstate many restrictions.

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Rector Says Notre Dame Cathedral So Fragile It Has Only 50% Chance of Being Saved After Devastating Fire


Notre Dame, the 855-year old iconic symbol of Christianity, is so fragile following the fire last April that destroyed its roof and collapsed its spire, that there is only a 50% chance it can be saved because without a roof to keep it stable, as the vulnerable vaults are crucial to keeping it standing. Monsignor Patrick Chauvet said he is already suffering “heartache” because April’s blaze meant the cathedral was unable to hold Christmas services for the first time in more than 200 years.

French President Emmanuel Macron has said he wants the cathedral rebuilt “even more beautifully” by 2024, when Paris hosts the Olympics. Parishioners want it restored as it was before, to its former glory.

Msgr. Patrick Chauvet said he is already suffering “heartache” because April’s blaze meant the 12th-century cathedral was unable to hold Christmas services for the first time in more than 200 years.

But he said he is bracing for even more potential distress after the church’s support scaffolding is removed — likely in 2021 — and officials learn whether the structure’s surviving vaults are strong enough to keep the Gothic monument standing.

“Today it is not out of danger,” Chauvet said the beloved landmark, speaking on Christmas Eve before midnight Mass in a nearby church.

“Today we can say that there is maybe a 50 percent chance that it will be saved. There is also a 50 percent chance of scaffolding falling onto the three [surviving] vaults,” he said. “So as you can see, the building is still very fragile.”

The 855-year-old landmark was under renovation when fire ravaged it in April, destroying its roof and collapsing its spire. Without a roof to keep it stable, the vulnerable vaults are crucial to keeping it standing.

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https://www.breitbart.com/news/notre-dame-rector-fragile-cathedral-might-not-be-saved/




Sweden: Christian Church Describes Teenage Climate-Change Activist Greta Thunberg as a “Successor” to Jesus Christ

Sweden: The Christian Church of Limhamn tweeted, “Announcement! Jesus of Nazareth has now appointed one of his successors, Greta Thunberg.” Limhamn is a municipality in southern Sweden. The tweet received backlash after it was unearthed following the UN’s recent Climate-Change Summit last month. At the time, the tweet was so controversial that it forced the church to clarify its theological views and stop using the social media account altogether. -GEG

A Swedish church’s tweet naming teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg as the “successor” to Jesus Christ has again received backlash after it was unearthed following the U.N.’s Climate Change Summit.

“Announcement! Jesus of Nazareth has now appointed one of his successors, Greta Thunberg,” the Church of Limhamn wrote on Twitter on Dec. 1, 2018. Limhamn is a municipality in southern Sweden.

This announcement, which was both lauded and criticized on Twitter, was unearthed following Thunberg’s speech at the U.N.’s Climate Action Summit in New York City on Sept. 23. 

The church’s support for climate activism was shared in nearby Malmö, where the Church of Sweden said it would be ringing its church bells in solidarity with the global climate strike that was held Sept. 20-27.

“In conjunction with the Global Climate Strike, church bells ring and we gather for prayer for the future of the earth,” the church announced.

“We pray that we believe that man is responsible for nurturing and managing Creation so that children are given the opportunity for a future. We pray that we know that climate change affects the most vulnerable — poor, children and women. We pray that we believe in man’s ability to change and change.”

The Limhamn church retweeted Twitter users who supported what they described as a “humorous” post about the teenage activist being a successor to Christ, insisting that their use of the word was legitimate.

“Here you can read more about the word ‘success’ and its different meanings /nuances,” the church added in a post on Twitter on Dec. 3, 2018.

Following a backlash on Twitter, however, the account was abandoned days later on Dec. 6, 2018, with a message saying: “Dear twitter, If we have hurt someone we apologize, it has never been our opinion. Our sense has been to talk about Jesus Christ in our own way. Now we leave the arena. Thank you for your commitment, joy and debate. God bless you! Jonas Persson, ward pastor.”

“The tweets have not been deleted, but the account was true to its word and has remained inactive since Dec. 6,” the Washington Examiner noted Monday. 

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Christian Church Leaders Close Church at Jesus’ Burial Site Over Israeli Taxation

Jerusalem: Christian leaders closed the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built where it is believed that Jesus was buried. The closing was in protest over new taxes by the Israeli government. The municipal government of Jerusalem issued an order for the seizure of church assets, including property and bank accounts, for new taxes in the amount of $186 million, that they say are owed to the government. Church officials say this is an attempt to weaken the presence of Christians in Jerusalem. -GEG

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Leaders of the two largest Christian denominations in Jerusalem on Monday said the Church of the Holy Sepulchre will remain closed indefinitely to protest an Israeli attempt to tax their properties in the holy city, shuttering one of Jerusalem’s most venerable and popular holy sites.

Both Greek Orthodox and Roman Catholic representatives said they were blindsided by the Jerusalem municipality’s recent decision to begin taxing them and accused the mayor, Nir Barkat, of disrupting a longstanding and fragile status quo.

Anna Koulouris, an official in the chief secretariat’s office of the Greek Patriarchate, said that all major Christian denominations were united in their opposition to the Israeli move.

“They are serious,” she said. “They really want to see something change before they think about reopening the doors.”

The church, situated in Jerusalem’s Old City, is one of Christianity’s holiest sites, revered as the spot where Jesus was crucified and resurrected. It is a popular destination for tourists and Christian pilgrims from around the world.

Barkat has said the order does not affect houses of worship, including the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and only applies to what he calls “commercial properties” owned by the churches, including hotels and office space. He said the churches have debts of roughly $185 million.

“We will no longer require Jerusalem’s residents to bear or subsidize this huge debt,” he said in a statement. He claimed Jerusalem has a “good and respectful relationship” with all churches in the city.

But church representatives said Barkat’s hasty move threatened that relationship and that the sudden taxes would jeopardize schools, health clinics and other vital services for their local flocks.

Both Koulouris and Farid Jubran, a legal adviser to the Roman Catholic Church’s custodian of holy sites, said the churches were never formally notified of Barkat’s decision and learned of it through the media.

Both officials said they do not know how the city even calculated their debts or decided which buildings to tax.

“We’re talking about land with spiritual significance to people,” Koulouris said. “Where do you draw the line?”

 Jubran said it was especially shocking because the church has good ties with the mayor, and that at a meeting weeks before the order was issued, he made no mention of it. He said tax inspectors later arrived at a monastery and tried to seize property to collect debts until a lawyer stopped them.

“It absolutely took us by surprise,” he said. “We wake up one morning and find the municipality took unilateral action without previous notice.”

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Sweet Jesus’ Ice Cream Parlors Mock Christianity and Fetishizes Children in Advertising

A Canadian chain of ice cream shops called ‘Sweet Jesus’ mocks Christianity and fetishizes children in advertisements and decor.  Its logo features an inverted cross and a stylized S used in Satanic symbolism.  The same people who support these stores would protest bitterly if they ridiculed any other religion. [For example, Canada has a law against Islamophobia but not Christianophobia.] -GEG

We are going to tell you about a Canadian ice cream brand that has sleek, stylish ad campaigns, extravagant and decadent choices on their menu, and has enjoyed widespread success in their many shops in Canada and the US.

While we tell you about this ice cream brand, called “Sweet Jesus”, we’d like you to imagine what would become of this business were it called “Sweet Muhammad” and employed the same plays on Islamic scripture and cultural sayings as it does on Christian ones.

The name, “Sweet Jesus”, refers to a blasphemous expression one might use when thoroughly enjoying one of the company’s ice cream cones and most certainly not their love of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

This is immediately apparent by their logo, which features an SS style “S”, popular among equally blasphemous and Satanic metal bands of the 70s and 80s, and an upside down cross. So they want to make quite sure we know they are in fact, not Christian, and that the entire marketing concept of their company is to mock the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Their ad campaigns further their obvious desire to blaspheme Christ in all that they do, and they seem determined to indicate that this is far from tongue-in-cheek, they mean business:

They also blatantly equate the deliciousness of their product with “Salvation”, indicating they are very familiar with the doctrine of the religion they blatantly mock as well.

You will probably notice something else about the above image as well as the suggestion that the Sweet Jesus ice cream products are some how salvific: it depicts a young boy in a very bizarre way. He is covered in tattoos and is wearing an outfit reminiscent of the sailor in the homosexual music group The Village People. He also has a pink teacup, like something a little girl would play with, to top off the suggestion of gender-bending.

As it turns out, Sweet Jesus is fond of posing small children in suggestive positions like this to advertise their sinful and decadent product.

This is perhaps the most shocking, an image of a little girl that calls to mind Lady Gaga’s weird Satanic bloodbath performances:

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French Court Orders Removal of a Cross from the Monument to St. John Paul II. Says It Violates Secular Nature of the State


A French high court ruled that a cross on top of a monument to Saint John Paul II in a public square in the city of Ploërmel, saying it violates the secular nature of the state.

After France’s highest administrative court ruled that a cross surmounting a statue of Saint John Paul II must be removed, the city’s former mayor has written an open letter criticizing the ruling as wrong-headed and contrary to France’s best interests.

“Taking away that cross is an attack on a part of our culture,” he said in a two-page missive that begins simply “Chers amis.”

As Breitbart News reported earlier this week, France’s Conseil d’Etat ordered the elimination of a cross from a monument to Saint John Paul II in a public square in the city of Ploërmel, Brittany, saying it violates the secular nature of the state.

The court said that the statue of the Polish Pope could remain but the large cross above the monument had to be removed, a ruling that provoked consternation even outside French borders.

The Polish Prime Minister, Beata Szydło complained of “censorship” and said that if the cross must come down the statue should be transferred to Poland where it will be appreciated.

“The Polish government will try to save the monument of our compatriot from censorship, and we will propose to transfer it to Poland,” she said, adding that Pope John Paul “is a symbol of united Christian Europe.”

The former mayor, Mr. Paul Anselin, now heads up a private association called “Don’t Touch My Pope” and has reached out to the current mayor, Patrick Le Diffon, urging him to sell the plot of land to his group or a religious congregation if he is worried about the monument’s placement on public land. If he had done so sooner, Anselin writes, the current problem probably wouldn’t exist.

Mr. Anselin seems to think the current mayor isn’t fighting hard enough to save the monument, judging from certain comments. “What today’s politicians are missing is a pair of balls,” he said.

In his letter, Anselin said that his first reaction to the court’s ruling was one of “great sadness and sorrow,” noting that such a thing has never been done before. “Brittany is a land of Christian roots,” he said, “a tolerant and generous Christianity.”

“The decision would have been unlikely even if the Conseil d’Etat had relied strictly on the law,” he said, “but they failed to take into account a circular letter regarding the application of the law of 1905 that prescribed acting with discernment, taking into consideration local circumstances.”

When the former mayor commissioned the monument, he writes, “it was first of all in homage to the man who brought communism down, naturally with the strength of the Catholic Church in Poland,” and thus, “putting a cross over the head of a pope seemed like the most normal thing in the world to me.”

“There is also a cultural problem that is fundamental,” he writes. “Taking away that cross is an attack on a part of our culture.”

Anselin says that together with their lawyer, he is exploring all possible avenues to save the monument, including the European Court of Human Rights.

The former mayor also states that his association is organizing a “great, peaceful demonstration” in December “to show our determination.” He intends to invite leaders of other monotheistic religions as witness that they do not find the placement of the cross offensive.

“Whether they are Jews or Muslims,” he writes, “they know well that France’s roots are Christian, and even more especially those of Brittany, marked by Catholicism.”

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