Federalist Senior Editor Christopher Bedford discussed the uptick in Canadian churches being burned on Fox News Thursday with Shannon Bream, as outlined in his article “Anti-Christian Hysteria Has Grown Into Church-Burning Terror, And People Might Be Next,” published this week.
“It’s something that’s been going on broadly across the West,” Bedford said. “…In Canada, it has taken a rather twisted turn, where there is a history in Canada — a government policy — of trying to assimilate the First Nation Indians’ children. Now, this policy may have been good-intentioned, but it wasn’t handled well and it wasn’t executed right.”
Bedford noted poor conditions in church schooling, as well as how activists constructed a false narrative that has resulted in attacks.
“The Catholic church, among others, agreed to try and school these children. But the government didn’t provide them any resources, for this century or so of schooling. Very little, in fact,” he said. “…Because of crowding and bad conditions