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Latest vandalism of Catholic church buildings a results of political rhetoric and popular culture, says Raymond Arroyo

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Throughout an look on “Fox & Buddies” on Tuesday, Jan. 24, Fox Information contributor Raymond Arroyo blamed the latest spat of vandalism of US Catholic church buildings on the affect of each popular culture and politicians.

Almost 300 Catholic church buildings have been vandalized since Might 2020, with over 40% of these assaults coming after the leak of the Supreme Court docket’s determination in Dobbs v. Jackson Ladies’s Well being Group, famous the Catholic group CatholicVote.

“You’ve gotten a mix right here of individuals being motivated by a diminishment of holy photographs, holy individuals, the doctrines of primary Christian instructing—all of that has been diminished in popular culture,” Arroyo identified.

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American pop star Madonna, he mentioned, just lately posed on the duvet of Vainness Honest’s “Icon Concern” dressed as Our Girl of Sorrows.

“The popular culture treats the Mom of God like an affordable pop singer, and we deal with an affordable pop singer just like the mom of God,” he mentioned. “It is a drawback.”

Raymond Arroyo appeared on “Fox and Buddies” on Jan. 24 to debate vandalizing Catholic Church buildings.
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Popular culture’s deification of singers and actors, mentioned Arroyo, has led to key points: “These holy photographs, these locations of worship, issues we revere or have been as soon as held as sacred are not so.”

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In Might, a draft of the Supreme Court docket’s determination in Dobbs v. Jackson Ladies’s Well being Group was leaked to the press, as Fox Information Digital reported.

Within the leaked draft, the excessive court docket overturned the 1973 Supreme Court docket determination Roe v. Wade, which discovered {that a} girl had a authorized proper to an abortion all through her being pregnant.

That leaked draft ultimately turned official when the Supreme Court docket issued its determination to overturn Roe v. Wade on June 24, 2022.

“That’s not acceptable and can’t be acceptable in our republic,” Raymond Arroyo mentioned of the vandalism towards Catholic church buildings within the US
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The rhetoric of the “political institution” after the Dobbs determination led to a perception that “these church buildings are standing in the way in which of progressive politics” and physique autonomy, mentioned Arroyo.

This, in flip, has led to church buildings being vandalized, in his view.

It is doable to “disagree on coverage” with out demonizing one other individual, mentioned Arroyo.

“There’s something odd that’s taking place right here, phenomenon that isn’t being reported. I feel it is a mixture of people that consider it is right to desecrate and defile homes [of worship] as a way of political protest,” he mentioned.

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“That’s not acceptable and can’t be acceptable in our republic.”

Arroyo was additionally vital of a tweet from Vice President Kamala Harris on Jan. 22 that pro-life, “extremist, so-called leaders” are taking rights away from ladies.

“Cease demonizing individuals,” mentioned Fox Information contributor Raymond Arroyo throughout an look on “Fox and Buddies.” It will possibly result in “very dangerous ends,” he mentioned.
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“Now that is poisonous language,” he mentioned.

“And that is what I am saying. It is an ideal storm in some ways.”

In 2022, the FBI reported that there have been 240 “religiously motivated” hate crimes in america, famous Arroyo.

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“I fear that this sizzling political rhetoric, and labeling devoted Christian individuals, ministers, pastors, rabbis and monks as in some way ‘extremist leaders’ — that may be a drawback, and [it] needs to be decried from each proper and left,” he mentioned.

It is doable to “disagree on coverage” with out demonizing one other individual, he additionally mentioned.

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“Argue on the info and the deserves,” he mentioned.

“Cease demonizing individuals. It results in very dangerous ends.”

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