I’m starting to think this Nathan Phillips has something against the Catholic Church, because this is ridiculous:
CNA – While chanting and playing ceremonial drums, a group of Native American rights activists reportedly led by Nathan Phillips attempted Jan. 19 to enter Washington, D.C.’s Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception during a Saturday evening Mass.
The group of 20 demonstrators was stopped by shrine security as it tried to enter the church during its 5:15 pm Vigil Mass, according to a shrine security guard on duty during the Mass.
“It was really upsetting,” the guard told CNA.
“There were about twenty people trying to get in, we had to lock the doors and everything.”
The guard said the incident was a disappointment during a busy and joyful weekend for the shrine.
“We had hundreds and hundreds of people from all over the country come here to celebrate life, to celebrate each other together. That a protest tried to come inside during Mass was really the worst.”
The guard told CNA the situation was “tense.”
“I’m just really grateful that nothing too bad happened, they were really angry.”
A source close to the shrine’s leadership corroborated the security guard’s account, telling CNA that during the Mass, Phillips and the group tried to enter the church while playing drums and chanting, and were prohibited from entering the building by security personnel, who locked the main basilica doors with the congregation still inside.
They actually had to lock the doors with the congregation inside worshiping just to keep these fools out of the church.
Seriously, what kind of hatred do you have to have to disrupt a church service? And even more so a Catholic Mass where the body of blood of Christ is part of the liturgy?
And note, this was a day after the incident at the Lincoln Memorial. It’s starting to look like Phillips may have wanted to instigate these Catholic teens from Covington because…they were Catholic.
And yet this charlatan played the media like a drum.