Churches Have Become The #1 Target For Hate Attacks

– An Average Of 105 Every Single Month

Michael Snyder – End of the American Dream April 21, 2019

The bombings in Sri Lanka have once again put a spotlight on the rising tide of violence against Christians all over the world.  According to Open Doors USA, an average of 105 churches and/or Christian buildings are burned or attacked every month.  That is more than three per day, and almost all of those attacks get ignored by the mainstream media in the western world.  In addition, an average of 345 Christians are killed for faith-related reasons every single month.  Of course these numbers will soon be out of date, because violence against Christians continues to escalate all over the globe, and the horrifying attacks that we just witnessed in Sri Lanka are a perfect example.  The following comes from CBS News

A series of eight bombings in Sri Lanka targeting Christian churches and hotels in three cities killed at least 207 people and wounded up to 450 others on Easter Sunday. Defense Minister Ruwan Wijewardene described the coordinated blasts as a terrorist attack by religious extremists.

More specifically, the attackers were Muslim extremists.

Why does the mainstream media have to be so politically-correct all the time?

Of course this comes right on the heels of the fire that almost destroyed the Notre Dame Cathedral.  Authorities are still attempting to determine the cause of that fire, but we do know that many other churches have been hit by vandals and arsonists in France since the beginning of February

Vandals and arsonists have targeted French churches in a wave of attacks that has lasted nearly two months.

More than 10 churches have been hit since the beginning of February, with some set on fire while others were severely desecrated or damaged.

In an apparent attempt to copy what happened at Notre Dame, a deranged philosophy professor was caught bringing gas cans and lighter fluid to St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York

The man who allegedly brought gas cans and lighter fluid into St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City has taught philosophy at different colleges in New York and New Jersey, school officials said.

Marc Lamparello, 37, was arrested on Wednesday night and was charged with attempted arson and reckless endangerment. He was taken into custody after a security guard at the cathedral on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan spotted him.

Fortunately a great tragedy was averted in that case, but most churches around the world are very “soft targets” with absolutely no security whatsoever.

And these days, there is literally nowhere that is safe.  Attacks on churches are happening literally all over the globe, and sometimes they happen right in the middle of a worship service.

For instance, here is an example from the Philippines that recently made worldwide headlines…

Two suicide attackers detonate two bombs during a Mass in a Roman Catholic cathedral on the largely Muslim island of Jolo in the southern Philippines, killing 23 and wounding about 100 others.

Earlier this year in India, a group of Christians was absolutely horrified when they arrived for worship only to find that their church had burned completely to the ground

Christians were horrified to see Pentecostal Church in India’s Telangana state completely engulfed by black smoke when they arrived for worship. On closer inspection much of the inside of the church, including furniture, the pulpit, the sound system, fans, carpets, and lights, were burned to ashes during the attack on February 2 at about 11am. The devastating attack on the church, home to 200 worshippers, has left Christians from ten villages without a place to worship.

By a very wide margin, churches are the number one target for hate attacks, and it is only going to get worse.

Sadly, churches in the U.S. are increasingly being attacked as well.  You may not have heard about it in the news, but three churches in Louisiana were recently destroyed by arson

Much of Monica Harris’s identity is tied to the Greater Union Baptist Church, a 129-year-old sanctuary that has been at the center of her family for generations. As a child, she was dunked into a baptismal basin and then paraded like a princess up the aisle in a white dress and white patent leather shoes. She was married at the church, and she said goodbye to her parents there, too.

And so she felt like a piece of her was missing when she set eyes upon the charred remains of Greater Union, one of three predominantly black churches in St. Landry Parish, La., that law enforcement authorities said were set ablaze and destroyed over the stretch of 10 days.

In previous articles, I have argued that all churches are going to need armed security from this point forward.  The world has changed, and we need to change with it.

When I was growing up, I never imagined that someone might come in to my church and start shooting, but over the last several decades we have seen such a scenario play out numerous times.  Just check out this list of fatal church shootings that have happened since Columbine

  • 1999 Wedgewood Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas
  • 2001 Greater Oak Missionary Baptist Church in Hopkinsville, Kentucky
  • 2002 Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Lynbrook, New York
  • 2003 Turner Monumental AME Church in Kirkwood, Georgia
  • 2005 Living Church of God in Brookfield, Wisconsin
  • 2005 World Changers Church in College Park, Georgia
  • 2006 Zion Hope Missionary Baptist in Detroit, Michigan
  • 2006 Ministry of Jesus Christ Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • 2007 First Presbyterian Church in Moscow, Idaho
  • 2007 First Congregational Church in Neosho, Missouri
  • 2007 New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • 2008 First Baptist Church in Maryville, Illinois
  • 2009 Reformation Lutheran Church in Wichita, Kansas
  • 2012 World Changers Church in College Park, Georgia
  • 2015 Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina
  • 2017 Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch, Tennessee
  • 2017 First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas
  • 2017 St. Alphonsus Church in Fresno, Texas

Christian persecution is on the rise all over the world, and it is likely to intensify greatly in the years ahead.

But of course most of the time the mainstream media attempts to ignore this growing trend as much as possible.  When there are spectacular attacks with large numbers of deaths like we just witnessed in Sri Lanka they will cover the story, but other than that they try very hard to avoid any stories that would put Christians in a sympathetic light.

They can try to ignore what is happening all they want, but it doesn’t change the fact that hatred for the Christian faith is growing, and what we have been witnessing in recent weeks is just the beginning.

About the author: Michael Snyder is a nationally-syndicated writer, media personality and political activist. He is the author of four books including Get Prepared Now, The Beginning Of The End and Living A Life That Really Matters. His articles are originally published on The Economic Collapse Blog, End Of The American Dream and The Most Important News. From there, his articles are republished on dozens of other prominent websites. If you would like to republish his articles, please feel free to do so. The more people that see this information the better, and we need to wake more people up while there is still time.

 

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4 responses to “Churches Have Become The #1 Target For Hate Attacks”

  1. the attacks on christian churches have always been going on in the Middle East since the jews arrived armed to the teeth and began killing palestinians and driving them out.
    ancient churches since the dawn of Christianity have been burnt desecrated or bombed
    two of the earlist are now toilets for the israeli IDF
    at times the Muslims here try to save them, but are often arrested and occasionally shot.
    I am a Christian born here and am now 82 years old, very old for non jews here.
    I have seen Christiand here on tours of the Holy land spat on and curses by jewish settlers
    pushed and shoved off the side walks, and one old lady from ireland punched in the face
    and had her jew broken.
    Any new Biblical finds here are imediatly confiscated by the IDF, if what it says confirms what the jews say, its released if as most do not affirm this, they are destroyed.
    I often wish i lived some place else, the evil is all around us, the jews talk openly about
    when the anti christ comes we will all be exterminated, some say he is here already

  2. when the new testament was written the old testament was stuck on the front
    because it was another jewish scam.
    The god who asked for parents to sacrifice their children is not the same god of the new testament and the old should not be stuck on the front of the new.
    A group of cambridge acedemics put the works of Shakespeare througha bank of computers they said at the end of it, yes shakespeare did indeed write everything attributed to him
    They did the same with the bible, the computers ran for 3 weeks and the answers came back that the bible was a total hotchpotch of adittions subtractions and alterations and its translations from aramiac to greek to hebrew to latin to middle englisg to modern contains a host of unintentional and intentional mistakes.
    The IDF confiscate any new finds of manuscripts in the caves of the holy land
    and 90% of these are destroyed

  3. The Moshe Solomons hour covers jewish hate attacks on Christians mainly,
    and he said the jews claim that Jesus and his followers will boil for eternity
    in a huge vat of human Shit, he says they commit crimes and atrocities like bombings all over the world and rehopice in the bloodshed which is devoted to satan

  4. Let’s Keep Things In Perspective!

    So churches have been coming more and more under attack. Really?

    What about the two thousand years of attacks by the Roman Catholic Church upon the rest of the world?

    I understand how and why people are getting upset about these attacks on Holy places. But, it isn’t for without reason. People have been under attack for thousand’s of years by the three religions, Christianity, Islam and Judaism.

    But for now…

    A Jewish state called Israel steals land form largely Muslim people and wages war on them, while Christian countries support the Jewish state, and for the last 70 odd years continue to harass and attack Muslims in the region. Where is the indignation against the Muslim hating here?

    What’s the point of listing all the fatal attacks on Churches in the last 20 years, when there were attacks and WARS involving these religions for the last 2,000 years!

    Let’s keep things in perspective here. Articles like the one written above are only going to be written by biased people with an agenda. Well may Michael Snyder complain about how the press is ignoring the underlying reasons for these attacks on Churches for the last few decades, but then again this isn’t first time that Michael Snyder was delusional!
    Michael Snyder’s Inability To Put History In Context…Again!.

    For a historian, Michael Snyder is pretty lousy. The whole point is of retelling history is to do it through candid, unbiased eyes. But every time I read a Snyder article it is always with bias. Mr. Snyder stop with the bias pathos, and just tell the facts. Your job is not give commentary, if you are a historian. Let your readers do that, but no, hypocrisy seems to be very much at large with historians these days, then again, have historians ever told the truth?

    The fact is this, the United States has done more to damage Islam’s religion than what you are seeing happening in the West, including recently in France. For example, how the West damages Islam: This is how the US Military does a job well done. The central dome is a that of destroyed Mosque by US Air Support and look underneath the picture, there is a smiling Ben Watson. How do you think Muslims will find that association, the laughing smile of an editor to a destroyed Mosque?

    This is the problem with Western historians and reporting, they have absolutely no respect for other cultures. They often say that the first thing to go in a war is the truth. Well no it isn’t. For to stop telling the truth, you need to be dishonest first. If you are not fighting for the truth but for lies, then I have to ask, who is the real evil?

    For as long as western writers like Snyder keep writing with cowardly bias and lies, there will be no end to US evil.