Tensions Escalate As North Korea Threatens To Deploy LCWR Nuns On West
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is calling North Korea’s threat to use LCWR nuns strapped to long-range missiles a “provocative action” and a “growing threat” to the U.S. and its allies.
In a telephone call to EOTT Tuesday evening, Hagel cited North Korea’s pursuit of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles as “nothing compared to the threat of one more nun from the Leadership Conference of Women Religious successfully reaching the States.”
“We need to do everything in our power to stop the North Korean threat before we get to the point of no return,” Hagel said. “What we fear is a miscalculation that leads to a provocation.”
North Korea has recently stated that they have the ability to attach an LCWR nun to a long-range missile that could target South Korea and the U.S. mainlands.
“From there who knows what damage the nuns could inflict on the Church. Tens of thousands of innocent television viewers could be in danger of having to watch as these nuns are inevitably interviewed by numerous media outlets about their supposed rights to become deacons and priests. Officials in Pyongyang know this. Any more of these nuns could break the Church in the U.S. and when the Church goes, so does the last vestiges of culture. Once that goes, so goes this great country of ours.”