Cardinal Wilfrid Napier, South African prelate and Archbishop of Durban, has taken to Twitter to condemn the Black Lives Matter movement.
“It’s time to state honestly what BLM really stands for – destroying the traditional family, AND what it actually does – destroying property, including religious buildings and objects!”, the cardinal wrote on Saturday.
It’s time to state honestly what BLM really stands for – destroying the traditional Family AND what it actually does – destroying property including religious building and objects!
— Cardinal Napier (@CardinalNapier) August 29, 2020
This is presumably in reference to Black Lives Matter’s mission statement of “disrupting the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure”, with a goal of achieving a more “collective” and “global” social structure.
The cardinal’s comments were made ahead of an upcoming Black Lives Matter march on Washington, which is expected to draw up to 50,000 attendees.
Rachel Bovard of The Conservative Partnership Institute wrote: “Catholic masses (outdoor & indoor) are restricted to 100 people by the same city that happily approved a permit for 50,000 people to gather on the National Mall. Figure that one out.”
The cardinal had previously criticised Black Lives Matter back in July, claiming that they were committed to “dismantling the very values, structure & institutions” which protect civilization.
A brief study of the founding statement of “Black Lives Matter” indicates the movement is being hijacked by the interests & parties committed to dismantling the very values, structure & institutions which have over the centuries undergird the best civilisations & cultures!
— Cardinal Napier (@CardinalNapier) July 4, 2020
He went on to slam the organisation for their failure to condemn abortion, which has been shown to disproportionately affect the black community in the US.
Black Lives Matter protesters rallied in front of St. Johns Church to chant if “we don’t get it (justice) burn it down!”pic.twitter.com/KcDG55pG0Y
— Ian Miles Cheong @ stillgray.substack.com (@stillgray) August 28, 2020
— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) July 16, 2020
There have also been reported incidents of BLM vandalism against Christian sites abroad.
The Black Madonna in Breda has been defaced and vandalised with the letters BLM.
The mosaic is dedicated to Polish soldiers of General Maczek who liberated the city in 1944 from the German Nazis.
We denounce this act of vandalism, which is offensive to Poles and Catholics.
— Visegrad 24 🇨🇿🇭🇺🇵🇱🇸🇰 (@visegrad24) June 23, 2020
BLM organiser and spokesperson, Shaun King, courted controversy recently when he called for the destruction of churches and Christian religious symbols, in what he claimed was an effort to combat “white supremacy”.
BLM’s co-founder recently described herself as a “trained Marxist”, and the group has being accused of advancing radical-Left causes.
— New York Post (@nypost) June 25, 2020