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By John Zmirak, The Stream, December 1, 2021

John Zmirak is a senior editor at The Stream and author or co-author of ten books, including The Politically Incorrect Guide to Immigration and The Politically Incorrect Guide to Catholicism. He is co-author with Jason Jones of “God, Guns, & the Government.”

I say this with a heavy heart. But there is no other way. The entire edifice that was once the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris should dismantled. The Gothic rubble of its façade and towers can be sold to curious Saudis and history-minded collectors. The site where the Cathedral once stood should be left a gaping crater in the ground, preferably reeking of brimstone.

And the Catholic church in France should be prevented by the government from building anything new. Or even designating some other existing church as its cathedral. Paris should have no cathedral, not now nor for 500 years.

French voters, whose government has controlled church buildings since the French Revolution, should rally behind this proposal. Let Marion le Pen campaign on it. Every believing Catholic in France should support it. Plenty of Muslims voters would too, perhaps enough to see it prevail. …

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