Skip to comments.Congressman Writes to DOJ After Attacks on Catholic Churches
Posted on 08/07/2020 6:03:02 PM PDT by marshmallow
Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Aug 6, 2020 / 09:00 am MT (CNA).- A Catholic congressman is asking the U.S. Attorney General to respond to a spate of acts of vandalism against churches around the country.
In a letter to Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday, Rep. Chuck Fleischmann (R-Tenn.) urged the Justice Department to protect religious freedom and combat religious discrimination in the United States.
Fleischmann cited nearly a dozen acts of vandalism at Catholic churches in the U.S. as the impetus for his letter.
There is something to be said about how the rise in vandalism happening in places of worship could correspond with a rise of hostility towards religion, the congressman told CNA in a statement on Wednesday. We must be vocal in condemning any act of vandalism to any house of worship, for any religion.
These are sacred places, which is why I asked the DOJ to continue to protect religious freedom and combat these instances of religious discrimination, the congressman said.
Since June, there have been nearly a dozen reported attacks on Catholic churches around the nation. These disturbing attacks range from arson to the beheading of a statue of the Virgin Mary, said Fleischman in his letter.
I find these attacks to be a disturbing trend, happening in multiple areas across the nation, including within my own congressional district.
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If mosques were being attacked, the DOJ would be there in five mintues...
Hell is breaking loose, to the cheering of Democrats and crazed liberals.
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