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Jesus Statue Desecrated

Discovered Thursday morning on Jesus Christ statue outside the Baton Rouge Catholic cathedral

A friend here in Baton Rouge sends me these images of a Jesus statue outside of St. Joseph Catholic Cathedral in Baton Rouge, the mother church of the diocese. The desecration was discovered on Thursday morning. I have blotted out the f-word:


I do not for one second believe that a black person desecrated this statue of Jesus Christ. Not here in Louisiana, at least. This has not made the local news. My source is a local Catholic friend who confirmed that the photos are real.

That anybody, of any race, would do such a thing is execrable. The times are evil. We can expect a lot more of this kind of thing.

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Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. He has written and edited for the New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, National Review, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Washington Times, and the Baton Rouge Advocate. Rod’s commentary has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the Weekly Standard, Beliefnet, and Real Simple, among other publications, and he has appeared on NPR, ABC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children. He has also written four books, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Crunchy Cons, How Dante Can Save Your Life, and The Benedict Option.

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