Vandals target largest Catholic church in Los Angeles

Demonic symbols were painted on the doors, statues and signs
What appears to be a satanic star was painted on a religious statue at St. Emydius Catholic Church. (Screenshot from NBC video)

What appears to be a satanic star was painted on a religious statue at St. Emydius Catholic Church. (Screenshot from NBC video)

The following comes from a November 30 NBC4 story by Conan Nolan and Jason Kandel:

Vandals targeted a Roman Catholic church in Lynwood, painting demonic symbols on the doors, statues and signs.

The vandals struck overnight Saturday or early Sunday morning at St. Emydius Church, at 10900 California Ave.

“It’s unacceptable,” said Lynwood Mayor Jose Luis Solache. “We will not tolerate it.”

Pastor Rigoberto Rodriguez thinks the person or people responsible either worship Satan or are on drugs.

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  1. Probably both — on drugs and Satanic.

  2. Hate crime.

  3. The cowards can destroy objects but they can’t destroy God. Hate destroys the one who hates.

    Irony: seculars and MSM still bring up KKK stories. Where is the outrage against present day vandalism and persecution of Catholics?

    • KKK is still very, very ANTI-Catholic. Growing up, heard more stories from my relatives that grew up the sons and daughters of coal miners of what the KKK did to the Catholic communities. I never knew about the KKK and race relations until I was in Junior High.

      Last Burning Cross in Ohio was on the grounds of a newly built Catholic Church.

  4. Yesenia A. Garcia says:

    We are glad that Mayor Solache is already gathering a plan to help restore the beauty and Holy history of the St. Emydius Church that Lynwood residents adore. Thank you Mr. Solache, we hope that you follow through.

  5. Abeca Christian says:

    We pray for their conversion and repentance! This is terrible.

  6. Linda Maria says:

    Kids of long ago, had the heck scared out of them, and feared even going to Hell, for such bad behavior! The Catholic Church meant business– you had better RESPECT GOD!! My mom once told me of a prank played (in the 1930’s) by some Catholic teens, on Halloween– they went and wreaked havoc in the Catholic cemetery! Of course– the Mother Superior of the nuns at the Catholic high school, who was also the Principal, found out about this– and kicked them all out of Catholic school! They had to learn a hard lesson! Way to go!

  7. Linda Maria says:

    I will add something to my above post. Some of the vandals that desecrated the Catholic cemetery, in my above story– were daughters of upper-middle-class Catholic families, in my mother’s hometown! Very sad! The act of desecrating a Catholic church, cemetery, or holy statues, and similar holy items- is a horrible MORTAL SIN!! Wayward adults and kids all need to be sternly warned, regarding such terrible behavior– and given stern punishments, for committing such crimes! They need some fear of God, and some RESPECT!!

  8. 1AmericanMom says:

    Outrage is a waste of energy, better to use energy to get stronger, stay alert, and defend against evil.

  9. John Patrick says:

    Wonder why this is not a hate crime? If a mosque had similar things happen, the entire Federal Government would be investigating.

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