Skip to comments.California City Will Remove St. Junipero Serra Statue from Public Grounds
Posted on 07/18/2020 6:28:57 PM PDT by marshmallow
The city council of Ventura, California has voted to remove a statue of St. Junipero Serra from the grounds of city hall, amid riots and protests in other California cities that have resulted in the destruction of several statues of the saint in recent months.
The Ventura City Council voted 6-0 Wednesday evening to remove a bronze statue from outside city hall and a wooden replica inside the building, the LA Times reported.
The bronze statue of Serra is a 1989 replica of a 1936 concrete piece. Though the councils resolution did not specify when the removal would take place, it declared that the intended destination of the statues would be the citys San Buenaventura mission church, which St. Serra himself founded in the 18th century.
The vote coincided with Pope Francis July 15 announcement that the San Buenaventura mission church would be elevated to the status of minor basilica.
Across the country in recent months, protestors and rioters have pulled down statues of historic figures some depicting Confederate figures, as part of a call to end systemic racism, but also some depicting abolitionists, and others such as George Washington and Ulysses S. Grant.
Despite Serras record of defending the rights of indigenous peoples, statues of the saint have become focal points for protests and demonstrations across California in recent weeks, with images of the saint being torn down or vandalized in protest of Californias colonial past.
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...and not a shot was fired.
Its sad. Were losing our history and no one cares.
FGHT DANG ITS!!! FIGHT!! Good gosh folks...this is EFFIN sad!! We are quickly approaching Hitlerism!! WHERE ARE THE CALIFORNIA PATRIOTS? How about our vets? I’ve noticed not a pip from our vets? THEY should be leading the fight...any California vets there willing to form a force??? Please VETS WE NEED YOU!!
Cowards. They will regret submitting to the mob.
But of course. They decided to take it down so that the rioters will not do it.
What would the reaction be, if rioters tore down statues of Harvey Milk or the Homosexual Rainbow flag???? Would those violent acts be permitted??? Would a city council preemptively remove a Rainbow Flag so that rioters wouldn’t tear it down????
The official name of the city is San Buenaventura, but its just plain Ventura to most people.Theres no way cities named after Christian saints will be able to keep their names. Especially cities that were named by Serra himself! And why would the mob allow the city to keep a mission, especially one founded by Father Serra himself?
The longer version of the citys name came from Father Junipero Serra, who named the mission town in 1782 after the Italian St. Bonaventure.
The city council is brain dead. Do they really not understand there is no appeasing the mob? How much time do they think they are buying here? What pathetic, weak quislings.
Is this going to sit well with the Latino population?
Communists hate the Catholic Church because they can’t control it. So they are going after it brick by brick, and by fire bombing the missions. White Privileged democrats, Rich ones, want to eliminate the Catholic Church fro the United States because it reminds them they are sinners
Christians are not allowed in public life.
Need to have a vote to remove city councils
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