At War With GOD

They chose poorly.

A fire at the cathedral in the French city of Nantes is believed to have been started deliberately

…prosecutors say.
BBC – July 18, 2020
h/t Village Idiot’s Apprentice on A♠


Three fires were started at the site and an investigation into suspected arson is under way, Prosecutor Pierre Sennes said.

The blaze destroyed stained glass windows and the grand organ at the Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul cathedral, which dates from the 15th Century.

It comes a year after the devastating fire at Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris.

But the local fire chief said the fire in Nantes had been contained and was “not a Notre-Dame scenario”.

Florida, California churches set on fire as authorities question if it is connected to recent protests

Caleb Parke, Fox News – July 14, 2020
h/t April, Freedom Now! on A♠


A slew of Catholic churches from Florida to California were burned and vandalized over the weekend…

A man in Florida plowed his vehicle into the Queen of Peace Catholic Church as it was preparing for morning Mass on Saturday, poured gasoline in the foyer, and then set the building on fire before driving off… [24yo] was arrested and charged with attempted murder, arson, burglary, and evading arrest.…

…told investigators what he did was “awesome” and that he was on a “mission” as he smiled and laughed

The random nut may be a solo operator, but inspired by news and social circumstances.

A statue of the Virgin Mary was set on fire outside a Boston church Saturday night, NBC 10 Boston reports. …flowers in the hands of Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ, were set on fire, damaging her arms up to her face. … Another statue of the Virgin Mary was vandalized in New York City on July 10th.…

Around the same time… a 249-year-old Catholic church in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles caught fire. …was undergoing renovations… The cause of the fire is under investigation.… Also, another church fire in San Diego is being investigated by police as the 12:30 a.m. Sunday morning blaze seems “suspicious….”


Yup, as I remembered, a man was arrested in April inside St. Patrick’s carrying matches and two gasoline cans.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, protester on A♠ at July 18, 2020 08:40 AM
Link is to NY Times. Photo: Kevin Hagen

…He explained that he was trying to take a shortcut through the iconic sanctuary to reach his van, which he claimed had run out of gas. … just before Easter and two days after a devastating fire tore through the Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris. … transported from the Midtown North Precinct to Bellevue Hospital Center for a psychiatric evaluation…

The random nut may be a solo operator, but inspired by news and social circumstances.



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