Print this page
Monday, August 3, 2015

No Hate Crime Here (Only Christian Churches Bombed)

Written by 
Rate this item
(9 votes)
Aaliyah Doninguez, 11, stands near Holy Cross Catholic Church on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, in Las Cruces, N.M., advising parishioners that Mass is canceled due to a non-hate crime, love-inspired church bombing Aaliyah Doninguez, 11, stands near Holy Cross Catholic Church on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, in Las Cruces, N.M., advising parishioners that Mass is canceled due to a non-hate crime, love-inspired church bombing
This from USAToday: Explosions about a half hour apart shattered the serenity of morning services at two Las Cruces churches Sunday, but caused no injuries and only minor damage, police said.

Las Cruces police spokesman Dan Trujillo said they are still investigating explosions that happened near Calvary Baptist Church shortly after 8 a.m. and Holy Cross Catholic Church about a half hour later.

The first explosive device went off at about 8:20 a.m. in a mailbox on a wall near the administrative entrance to Calvary Baptist.  According to police, several worshippers were inside the church at the time, but services hadn’t started.

Debris was scattered around the mailbox. "Right now, there's just a lot of paper shreds," Las Cruces police Sgt. Robert Gutierrez said Sunday morning.

The next blast came from a trash can outside Holy Cross Catholic at about 8:40 a.m. as Monsignor John Anderson was helping pass Communion. The bomb exploded just outside the front glass doors, shattering the thick glass…

Sunday services for later in the day were cancelled at both churches as police blocked off the streets to allow bomb-sniffing dogs to search the premises.

The Dona Ana County Sheriff's Office Bomb Squad, New Mexico State Police, and an NMSU canine unit are all assisting in the investigation, as are federal officials with the FBI and ATF, Trujillo said. READ MORE


REMNANT COMMENT: As unfortunate as this is, obviously there’s no cause for alarm. After all, no LGBT properties were bombed, no abortion clinics, no mosques—just Christian churches, and the government would like to see all those shut down eventually anyway.

I wonder if the Southern Poverty Law Center had these two churches on their hate map, not that there would be any connection if they had. Just curious. I'm sure the old SPLC will be working night and day tracking down the haters who bombed these two Christian churches....yeah, right!  

Speaking of things to come for Christians in America, don’t miss Patrick Archbold’s sobering new article in the print - and e-edition of The Remnant: “Persecution Rising”
 


[Comment Guidelines - Click to view]
Last modified on Monday, August 3, 2015
Michael J. Matt | Editor

Michael J. Matt has been an editor of The Remnant since 1990. Since 1994, he has been the newspaper's editor. A graduate of Christendom College, Michael Matt has written hundreds of articles on the state of the Church and the modern world. He is the host of The Remnant Underground and Remnant TV's The Remnant Forum. He's been U.S. Coordinator for Notre Dame de Chrétienté in Paris--the organization responsible for the Pentecost Pilgrimage to Chartres, France--since 2000.  Mr. Matt has led the U.S. contingent on the Pilgrimage to Chartres for the last 24 years. He is a lecturer for the Roman Forum's Summer Symposium in Gardone Riviera, Italy. He is the author of Christian Fables, Legends of Christmas and Gods of Wasteland (Fifty Years of Rock ‘n’ Roll) and regularly delivers addresses and conferences to Catholic groups about the Mass, home-schooling, and the culture question. Together with his wife, Carol Lynn and their seven children, Mr. Matt currently resides in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Latest from Michael J. Matt | Editor