The famed Chapel of the Holy Cross built into the buttes of Sedona, Arizona was vandalized by a conspiracy theorist accusing the Church of human trafficking.
The Chapel of the Holy Cross is a prominent Catholic Church built into the side of a tall, steep butte in Sedona, Arizona. The chapel is one of the Seven Man-Made Wonders of Arizona.
Last Wednesday at 4 p.m., the chapel was vandalized by 41 year old Timothy Larson who was later arrested and charged with with aggravated criminal damage, disorderly conduct, burglary and trespassing.
Larson spray painted “evil” on the ground outside of the chapel before going inside and smashing the tabernacle and candles with a crowbar. While he was doing so, he made conspiratorial accusations that “the Catholic Church supports human trafficking” and warned worshippers present to “not support Satanists.”
As he was chased out by a parishioner, Larson threw in the air orange business cards indicating he was a believer of the “QAnon” conspiracy theory that alleges the existence of a global human trafficking cabal. Believers of “QAnon” allege the Church is a part of the cabal in cahoots with leaders of the Democratic Party.
Larson was apprehended 2 hours later and booked into the Coconino County Jail, facing the possibility of hate crime charges. Watch below footage of Larson vandalizing the Chapel of the Holy Cross:
JUST IN: Man goes crazy and smashes The Chapel of the Holy Hill in Sedona screaming about the Catholic Church supporting human trafficking as he left. All this happened right in front of me! Wow. @ABC7Chicago ABC7Chicago pic.twitter.com/UDKxlyZes3
— Craig Wall ABC 7 (@craigrwall) September 25, 2019