Ho-ho-horrible Christmas Eve– Two nativity scenes desecrated with pro-Hitler symbols

Two Nativity scenes were desecrated the night before Christmas Eve, officials told CBSLA. The nativity scenes were both on the same street in Huntington Beach, California.

Richard Candlish, owner of one of the vandalized nativity scenes, told CBSLA that the Christmas decorations that usually brought him joy over the holidays now bring him grief. The culprit scribbled “HAIL Hitler” on the baby Jesus along with a Hitler-esque mustache.

“They misspelled HEIL,” Candlish said to CBSLA. “It really goes to the ignorance of the people who did it”.

And the vandal didnt’ stop at the Messiah. The same misspelled phrase was smeared on one of the three magi too. In case anyone was confused about the details of the Christmas story, Adolph Hitler was not in fact present at the birth of Christ.
The graffiti artist also decided the St. Bonaventure Church’s nativity scene needed more “decorations” and scribbled similar “artwork”, but this time adding swastikas. The church has removed the ruined portions of the nativity scene, so tonight’s church goers will not have to witness this sacrilegious act.
The police on the scene are considering this a hate crime.
“It’s sad to think that somebody would do it because they hate St. Bonaventure.Or they didn’t like Catholics. ” Church parishioner Dani Degrood told CBSLA. “I mean it’s just sad. Then you have to wonder why else would they do it.”

Degrood continued,”I thought it was horrible.We put out a really nice display for the community. And our parish community. And it’s really sad for someone to take it upon themselves to wreck it for everyone.”

Candlish said that many parents used to bring their children to see his Christmas display, but now “children come by and their parents had to take them away.”

No suspects have been arrested yet.

Watch this video for more details.

 

Comments

Polititainment

Jenner comes out as trans, Republican
Former Olympian and “Keeping Up with the Kardashians” star Bruce Jenner finally revealed that he identifies as a woman in his Friday night “20/20″ interview with Diane Sawyer, but it was a different announcement that had viewers freaking out. Sawyer asked if Jenner cheered when President Obama became the first president to even say the […]
Waka Flocka Flame endorses Hillary

Just days after announcing his own candidacy for president in 2016, Waka Flocka Flame is endorsing Hillary Clinton for the White House. The Atlanta rapper said during a recent interview with MTV News that he will vote for Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.

Obama honors New England Patriots

President Obama honored the Super Bowl Champion football team on the South Lawn, kicking off his remarks with a joke about the team's long since past "Deflate Gate" controversy.

Olivia Wilde endorses Hillary Clinton

Actress Olivia Wilde is "excited" by Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. The film star, who campaigned for then-Sen. Barack Obama in 2008, expressed her enthusiasm for the "political discussions" that result from election season during a recent interview with The Daily Beast.

Robert Downey Jr. walks out of interview

Robert Downey Jr. cut short a recent interview with British Channel 4 News reporter Krishnan Guru-Murthy when the journalist questioned the actor about a past statement regarding how being imprisoned impacted his political beliefs.

2016

Sen. Cornyn worried about Clinton transparency

On Jan. 20, 2009, the U.S. Senate was poised to nominate then-Senator Clinton as secretary of State by a unanimous consent vote, but Sen. Jon Cornyn (R-Tex.) objected, temporarily thwarting Clinton’s nomination.

Jeb Bush is on the Paleo diet

Jeb Bush is slimming down ahead of his likely 2016 bid for the White House. The former governor of Florida has lost about 30 pounds on the Paleo diet since December, according to a report in The New York Times.

NYT reporter: Hillary calls everything 'off-limits'

New York Times reporter Jeremy Peters said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" Thursday that Hillary Clinton ahead of her run for president in 2016 is dismissing every critical report about her as illegitimate and "off-limits."

Seth Meyers defends Hillary Clinton

Seth Meyers defended Hillary Clinton during Thursday's episode of "Late Night," dismissing allegations about the former secretary of State that will be laid out by the forthcoming anti-Clinton book "Clinton Cash."

Rick Perry disagrees with Christie on pot

Rick Perry is against legalizing marijuana--but, unlike Chris Christie, wouldn't "crack down" on states that choose to legalize.

Policy

Obamacare brings growth in food stamp enrollment
CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama’s health care law has had a surprising side effect: In some states, it appears to be enticing more Americans to apply for food stamps, even as the economy improves. New, streamlined application systems built for the health care overhaul are making it easier for people to enroll in government benefit […]
DC gets mad at Gowdy and Buck over gun photo

Reps Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) and Ken Buck (R-Colo.) just dodged a run-in with the D.C. authorities.

The danger of policing through Facebook

These days, everything happens on social media--including solving crime.

Police seized 11-yr-old for defending legal pot

One Kansas school apparently found a child's earnest defense of marijuana legalization so threatening they called the police on his mother.

Support for Obamacare hits surprising high
Support for Obamacare has hit a two-year high, despite the tax season surprises that followed the law this year. According to a new Kaiser Health Tracking Poll released Tuesday, the percentage of people who say they support the healthcare law is greater than those who oppose it for the first time since the fall of 2012. […]