People on the left have come up with excuses for mobs tearing down or otherwise defacing all manner of statues. The Confederate generals were easy enough for them. Things got a bit more complicated when they began talking about Columbus, but they still managed. Some even found a way to justify going after monuments to the Founding Fathers. Apparently there is no line that can’t be crossed.
Or perhaps there is? Here’s a case that will put that issue to the test. When Father John Currie of Saint Peter’s Parish in Dorchester, Massachusetts arrived at his church this Sunday morning, he found a horrifying sight awaiting him. The statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary in front of the church’s property had been set on fire at some point on Saturday night. (Picture) And while he was quickly ready to forgive the arsonists, as any man of the cloth would be expected to do, he still wasn’t able to hide his disappointment in some members of his community. (CBS Boston)
Police are investigating after a Blessed Virgin Mary statue was set on fire outside of a Dorchester church. Police were called to the Saint Peter’s Parish church on Bowdoin Street around 10 p.m. Saturday night.
“This is obviously someone disturbed, someone who has a lot of trouble, a troubled soul,” said Father John Currie, the pastor of Saint Peter’s Parish. He said the plastic flowers the statue was holding on were set on fire.
The arms, hands, and face of the statue have burn marks.
“Sadness. Disappointment. Our image of our lady is so important to us in our faith,” he said.