Just this past week, several church buildings were vandalized and/or set ablaze by domestic terrorist factions in the United States. These facilities include Saint Junípero Serra, a historical mission church located just outside of Los Angeles that was erected nearly 250 years ago.
Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ocala, Florida, was also targeted by a 24-year-old man who drove his vehicle straight into the church and proceeded to douse it with two gallons of gasoline before lighting the place on fire. Parishioners were reportedly inside the building when the man set fire to it, but thankfully they were able to leave the premises without injury.
Suspect Anthony Shields has been charged with attempted murder, and the claim is that he suffers from schizophrenia but had not been taking his medication. At the time of his arrest, however, he was seen smiling and laughing about the incident while claiming that it was "awesome."
"Referring to himself as the 'king' and saying he was on a 'mission,' Shields told the detective he has problems with the Catholic Church and made reference to several Bible passages, including the Book of Revelation," a local newspaper reported, suggesting that Shields may have been demonically possessed at the time he committed the horrific act.
When asked, Shields reportedly told police that he "knew what he was doing," and that he "knew it was wrong" but "planned to do it anyway." This further suggests that it was not a case of unmedicated schizophrenia that committed this crime, but an antichrist spirit that did it.
Interestingly, just prior to this incident "some men of the parish of Queen of Peace," reports indicate, had approached a group of nearby police officers in order to give them medals of St. Michael for protection.
"They made a Catholic gesture," stated Dr. David Marshall, founder of the New Saint Thomas Institute and author of Infiltration: The Plot to Destroy the Church from Within. According to Marshall, there was another motive at play here that went unnoticed or ignored by the media.
"They were doing evangelism," he added about the men of the Queen of Peace parish. "They're doing what we Catholics should do."
Not even 24 hours later, Shields drove his car into the facility and the rest is history. In other words, it would appear as though Shields became "triggered" by what he saw and proceeded to seek revenge in the form of violent destruction and attempted murder.
"Within 24 hours someone serving the invisible enemy ran his car into their church, and poured two gallons of gasoline and lit it," Marshall further explained during a recent episode of his podcast.
"The same police officers were the ones who came to the church and got the bad guy. So you never know. I think it was the Holy Ghost leading these good men from the parish ... to give this medal, these medals to the police officers."
To top it all off, a "Virgin Mary" statue was reportedly vandalized in Boston, Massachusetts, around the same time. Someone set fire to the "Our Lady" image, which had on its figure plastic flowers that immediately lit up upon being torched, "causing the face and upper body of the statue to be burned."
All over the country, in other words, icons of Christianity are being targeted by violent people with one thing on their minds: the destruction of Christians and their deeply held religious beliefs. But is anybody paying attention?
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