This is an edited version of an article published by Khristina Narizhnaya, Daniel Prendergast and Melkorka Licea on the New York Post’s edition of Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016. A personal commentary follows the edited article.
Worshipers attending Easter Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York City, New York, got the scare of their lives when a band of unruly protesters disrupted the ceremony. “I thought they were going to blow themselves up,” worshiper Carol Forester, 50, confessed.
A group of six animal rights protesters abruptly leaped up from a pew in the middle of the service and shouted holding up signs of animals pleading for their lives. “Easter is a time for love! No more shedding animal blood!”
Protester Jacob Martin, 23, rose out of his seat in the center of the church and started to walk down the aisle while shouting into a bullhorn that “only the devil” could create “animals capable of love and joy just so humans can make them suffer and die.” Martin, who is Christian and a former student of University of North Carolina, had a camera strapped to his chest, which worshippers believed was an explosive. Police and security promptly rushed over and hauled Martin out the door while the remaining protesters followed with signs of pigs, chickens and cows that read, “Will You Let Me Live?” Martin was arrested and charged with interrupting a religious service, according to police.
Meanwhile, the mass celebrant prayed for the protesters, and said that “Pope Francis calls us to interact peacefully with those who oppose us.”
I do not take the protest at a full face value. The confrontation was an organized Attack to Catholicism masked with protection to animals, and it is a typical sign of the Apocalypse. Signs and Seasons… remember that the Antichrist, the son of Satan, is already walking on Earth and inspiring evildoers! The celebrant also promptly discerned the protest as an Attack to Roman Catholicism.