Another church engulfed in anti-Christian arson spree
Several more churches have been lit on fire in British Columbia following a spate of arson and vandalism attacks in recent weeks.
The latest churches to be targeted were both located on First Nations reserves.
This week, RCMP responded to reports of a fire at Siksika First Nation Catholic Church. While authorities were able to extinguish the flames before it took over most of the building, investigators determined that the fire was set deliberately.
If this were to happen to any other religious building – it would be a hate crime.
Only a few days prior, the over 100 year old St Ann’s Catholic Church was destroyed by flames as a result of arson.
Also on Saturday, St Paul’s Anglican church was also targeted by an arson attack in the early hours of the morning after suspects set a fire at the church’s doorsteps. The fire did minimal damage and no injuries were reported.
Other churches have also been targeted in Chopaka, Hedley and near Osoyoos, BC.
Anti-Christian acts have seen a surge across the province since the discovery of several unmarked burial sites at former residential schools across Canada, and the mainstream media has been all but silent.
One recent act of vandalism targeting a statue of the late Pope John Paul II was also vandalized by paint in Edmonton over the weekend. Police have forwarded the investigation to the Hate Crimes and Violent Extremism unit.