Opinion: Christian symbols had no place at the Capitol insurrection

By , Guest Columnist Published: January 14, 2021 4:00 AM CT
Val Handwerker
Guest Columnist

Val Handwerker

A lifelong Memphian and Catholic priest for 45 years, Valentine Handwerker is pastor of St. Patrick Parish in South Downtown.

Carrying Christian symbols in the midst of violent attacks and mob rule insults our Christian faith. Crosses and signs saying “Jesus Saves” are blatantly out of place as our nation faces insurgency and rebellion.


St. Patrick Catholic Church

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