A historic West Virginia Catholic Church was burned to the ground on Sunday in a suspected arson attack.
Pro-abortion extremists called for violence and vandalism against churches in response to the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
The St. Colman Catholic Church, better known as the “The Little Catholic Church on Irish Mountain,” was built in 1878 and was declared an official historic site in 1984.
“On 6/26/2022 units from Beaver VFD were alerted to a structure fire at the Saint Colman Catholic Church on Irish Mountain Road in Shady Spring, WV,” the Beaver Volunteer Fire Department said in a Facebook post. “Upon arrival we found the structure was already burned to the ground and smoldering. At this time the fire is considered suspicious in nature and is being investigated as arson.”
Anyone with any information regarding the fire is asked to contact the WV State Police, Trooper D. Daniels, the WV State Fire Marshal’s Arson Hotline at 1 (800) 233-3473 or Crime Stoppers of Raleigh County at 304-255-STOP.
Early Monday morning a New York City church was found vandalized with the slogan of pro-abortion extremist group Jane’s Revenge, who has claimed credit for the firebombing of an Oregon pro-life pregnancy center.
In a manifesto posted by Jane’s Revenge on June 15, the group vowed to escalate their attacks and called for others to commit similar acts.
The group expressly took credit for arsons and vandalism at pregnancy centers in “Madison WI, Ft. Collins CO, Reisertown MA, Olympia WA, Des Moines IA, Lynwood WA, Washington DC, Ashville NC, Buffalo NY, Hollywood FL, Vancouver WA, Frederick MA, Denton TX, Gresham OR, Eugene OR, Portland OR, among others.”
They stated, “we promised to take increasingly drastic measures against oppressive infrastructures. Rest assured that we will, and those measures may not come in the form of something so easily cleaned up as fire and graffiti.”
“From here forward, any anti-choice group who closes their doors, and stops operating will no longer be a target. But until you do, it’s open season, and we know where your operations are,” the post stated. “Through attacking, we find joy, courage, and strip the veneer of impenetrability held by these violent institutions.”
At least 35 pregnancy centers and churches have been targeted since the leak of the draft overturning Roe v. Wade in May.
The FBI announced on June 17 that they are investigating the attacks as “potential acts of domestic violent extremism.”
Catholic Vote is tracking the attacks on churches and pregnancy centers since the draft opinion leaked in early May.
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