The church and museum at Mission San Jose in Fremont were still being cleaned up Thursday after being vandalized with graffiti last Friday.
The buildings were tagged with anti-colonial messages such as “Ohlone land,” “Catholicism is a colonizer religion,” and “Genocide is not a spectacle” in red spray paint.
Church officials believe the vandalism happened at around 3 a.m. Friday based on what was captured on security camera footage.
A statue of Father Junipero Serra in the mission’s courtyard was also vandalized with red paint and an American flag was also defaced, according to Bay Area News Group.
Mission San Jose was founded in 1797 and was inhabited by Ohlone Indians. An earthquake in 1868 destroyed the adobe church and other buildings. Reconstruction of the church replica began in 1982 and was completed in 1985….
“I am deeply saddened by this criminal behavior,” Bishop Michael Barber said. “I pray for those who have been assaulted spiritually by this act. May those who committed this terrible act be moved to a conversion of heart and may justice restore peace for all.”
The above comes from a Nov. 11 story on CBS/SF.
Yep…guilty as charged….If you engage in genocide thru satanic human sacrifice and cannibalism (like the Aztecs) we’re gonna go all ‘colonizing’ on you, or the Holy Spirit will anyway)
Well said Mark, the moronic Left ignores the human sacrifice by the indigenous tribes
It is time….arrest these vandals, fine them, sue them, or imprison them.
The only thing they understand is force.
End their continual whining about how picked on they are,
Also, another option is suing the casinos, which provide funds ONLY to Indians.
Why should Californians continue to support Indian run Casinos, which damage communities,
and benefit only native Americans?
I’m a big supporter of Native Americans always have been, but if you think the tribes were peace loving people you need to read your history books. The Lakota were vicious to the Pawnee, the Comanche killed many tribes on the Southern plains and were masters of the horse, many tribes were pushed Westward out of the Great Lakes area by more powerful tribes, that’s what really happened and as for the Aztecs and Mayans well the Aztecs cut out the hearts of thousands of neighboring tribes taken captive and this is why so many helped the Spanish Conquistadors in bringing down the Aztec Empire. So again do your research and you will learn a lot about Native America, it wasn’t a bowl of cherries but hey it’s always the White mans fault to the intolerant Left.
The “Noble Savage” myth has been around for a very long time. Semi recent movies like Little Big Man, Dances With Wolves and Avatar seem to build on this myth and celebrate a sort of neopaganism. We have to continue to be realistic about those cultures.
I cant really think of any recent movies that appear to have some historical accuracy to them on this subject. The Mission is a beautiful movie but….
And, yes, I do watch a lot of movies. Change my mind….
An interesting historical note about the Pawnees: When they went on their raids, they liked to grab up infants and use them for food while they continued marauding…