As radical leftists continue their rampage against American icons real and fictitious, at least one of those radicals is looking to raise the stakes considerably.

No longer satisfied to target images of the Founding Fathers, including Washington and Jefferson, as well as Civil War heroes such as Lincoln and Grant, social activist Shaun King is now setting his sights a bit higher.

The radicals are toppling statutes, defacing monuments, and erasing cultural symbols at an alarming rate that is quite reminiscent of the Taliban's effort to cleanse the Afghan society of its history and culture. And we are allowing it to happen. In fact, to some degree, we are encouraging and even participating in it.

Left-wing radical Shaun King, who has a controversial relationship with Black Lives Matter and the failed presidential campaigns of socialist Bernie Sanders, is now targeting Jesus.

In recent tweets, King is calling for violence against Christian symbols.

"The statues of the white European they claim is Jesus should also come down," King tweeted. "They are a form of white supremacy."

King added, "All murals and stained glass windows of white Jesus, and his European mother, and their white friends should also come down. They are a gross form of white supremacy. Created as tools of oppression. Racist propaganda."

Americans began the year with leftist politicians closing their churches, threatening them with arrest or fines if they attended services. And now they face calls for violence against those very same churches. Progressive politicians have watched as cities have been burned and looted. Why should we believe that they would do anything to prevent attacks on our churches?

America and the American way of life are under assault. First, it was symbols and culture and history, and now they're coming after religious freedom. The silent majority can be silent no more.

Fight back, America, or it's all over.

Barry Richard is the host of The Barry Richard Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from noon to 3 p.m. Contact him at barry@wbsm.com and follow him on Twitter @BarryJRichard58. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.

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