Not a hate crime? Bronze Stations of the Cross statues beheaded in broad daylight in Ontario

Another year and Christians continue to be the most persecuted religion on the face of the planet.

And, while we think the second class citizen treatment is exclusive to the Middle East, parts of Africa, and the evil empire of China, that difference in treatment can be seen in policing and media concern levels right here in North America.

According to Sudbury.com,

Eight religious statues depicting the Stations of the Cross at Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes in Downtown Sudbury have been beheaded.

Not just vandalized. BEHEADED. How do you behead a statue? That requires some planning and forethought and some serious tools brought to the scene of the crime.

Hardly seems like a spur of the moment drunken prank to me. 

A drunken prank which apparently occurred in broad daylight with no witnesses, suspects or video surveillance:

Vandalism of the four bronze statues at the property in the care of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sault Ste. Marie is suspected to have occurred between 1 p.m. and 6 p.m on May 22, said Staff Sgt. Sherry Young of the Greater Sudbury Police Service.

Should a suspect be identified, she said they would be charged with mischief either above or below $5,000 depending on the value of the property. Restitution would also be requested.

So not a religiously-motivated hate crime? Just plain old mischief? Wonder why that is?

Or why police are already making that determination before they even have a suspect?

And this happened over a month ago. So why are we just hearing about this now?

WATCH and we'll go through some recent hate crime investigations and the “systemic” attack on churches which are par for the course for Black Lives Matter protests.