Catholics Call On Biden to Break “Deafening Silence” On Spate of Church Attacks

Vice President Joe Biden visits the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, in Mexico City, Mexico, March 5, 2012. (Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)

A few weeks ago, we wrote about the presumed Democratic Party presidential nominee, former Vice President Joe Biden campaign’s efforts to brand the far-left career politician as a “man of faith.”

Biden has long professed Catholic faith and has even been touted as the more pro-life candidate in the race as he opposes the death penalty (but not, of course, abortion in virtually any form).

However, the glowing CNN piece profiling Biden’s supposed faith seemed to indicate his dedication to the tenents of his church is about as devout as his dedication to respecting personal space.

In fact, on Thursday, President Trump said of his likely rival in November’s general election that “He’s against God, he’s against guns, he’s against energy, our kind of energy.”

The Biden campaign hit back by doubling-down on the sincerity of Biden’s faith.

“Joe Biden’s faith is at the core of who he is,” Biden spokesperson Andrew Bates told USAToday, according to The Washington Examiner. “He’s lived it with dignity his entire life, and it’s been a source of strength and comfort in times of extreme hardship.”

Meanwhile, the fact that he’s said absolutely nothing about a rise in anti-Catholic attacks amid far-left violence that Biden has also done little to condemn is also drawing scrutiny.

A conservative Catholic advocacy group has called on Biden to break his “deafening silence” on a spate of anti-Catholic attacks across the US seemingly spurred by far-left violence.

The group, CatholicVote says Mr. Biden should “publicly condemn the disturbing rise in attacks on Catholic symbols, churches, statues and beliefs.” Such attacks include arson, beheading of Catholic statues such as Jesus and the Virgin Mary,

which include setting fires; beheading statues of Jesus and the Virgin Mary; pulling down statues of Father Serra, and painting Satanic symbols on churches.

“Catholic churches across America are literally burning, and Joe Biden has said nothing,” said CatholicVote president Brian Burch in a statement. “Leading members of the Democratic Party have fueled a climate of hate against Catholics, and these attacks have now led to acts of vandalism and violence.”

As the far-left violence in the street continues to so closely mirror the Democrat rhetoric in Washington DC, last week, “Squad” member Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) condemned a statue St. Damien of Molokai, Hawaii, who ministered to lepers in the 1800s as being “what patriarchy and white supremacist culture looks like.”

Mr. Burch said the “attacks on the Church raise serious questions about the commitment of Joe Biden, a self-professed Catholic, to stand up to the rising climate of anti-Catholicism across the country.”

The Washington Examiner notes:

Last week, a Molotov cocktail was thrown at the Sacred Heart Church in Weymouth, Massachusetts, the sixth attack on a Catholic church or institution this year in Massachusetts, according to Catholic Action League executive director C.J. Doyle.

Some of the worst damage came July 11 with a blaze that gutted the 249-year-old San Gabriel Mission in Los Angeles County—the cause has yet to be determined—and a fire at the Queen of Peace Church in Ocala, Florida, set by a man who crashed into the church and dumped gasoline on the floor.

“All good and decent Catholics are offended by this growing anti-Catholic rampage. Joe Biden’s deafening silence during this hate-filled epidemic speaks loudly of his consent to this shocking assault on our religious freedoms,” said Former Rep. Tim Huelskamp, CatholicVote senior political adviser.

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