In recent weeks, some of the vandals who were targeting historic statues have moved on to religious statues and churches.
A statue of St. Mary was vandalized in Boston last week and a statue of Jesus Christ in Florida was targeted this week.
Now the White House is saying they will prosecute the perpetrators of these kinds of crimes.
The Daily Caller reports:
EXCLUSIVE: White House Promises To Prosecute ‘Criminals’ For Anti-Catholic Crimes
The “criminals” who have vandalized and targeted Catholic Churches and religious statues will be prosecuted “to the fullest extent of the law,” a senior White House official told the Daily Caller News Foundation on Friday.
The White House official cited the “recent onslaught of violence against Catholic monuments like the Virgin Mary statue in Boston and the Jesus statue in Miami” calling these acts “absolutely appalling.”
“President Trump joins the Catholic community in solidarity during this difficult time,” the official told the DCNF. “Rest assured, President Trump will always demand law and order in American communities, and ensure the criminals causing these sacrilegious acts will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”
What kind of person does this?
Virgin Mary statue set on fire at Boston church https://t.co/RrmuV7fz3r
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) July 12, 2020
— New York Post (@nypost) July 12, 2020
This morning someone egged a statue of Mary. This statue of Our Lady was found desecrated this morning at Our Lady of Lebanon in Lewisville, TX. Looks like someone threw an egg on the statue. pic.twitter.com/oksevCLk1u
— Dr Taylor Marshall, CATHOLIC 🙏🏻🔥 (@TaylorRMarshall) July 15, 2020
— Christian De La Rosa (@delarosaWPLG) July 16, 2020
— Տᗩᑎᗪᖇᗩ ن (@SandraSentinel) July 17, 2020
People should be prosecuted for this. It’s sickening.