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Stop Violence Against Churches

Protecting America’s founding ideals, those of faith, and churches is vital. Churches are now under fire. In a country with 240 million Americans of faith, where the First Amendment protects free exercise of religion, hundreds of churches are being attacked by pro-abortionists. This must stop.

Thomas Jefferson is sometimes disparaged as a “deist,” implying a liberal who put reason above mystery and revelation. He did see Christianity his way, but he was a self-described “Christian.” This is worth recalling. He regularly attended church and wrote: “I am a real Christian – that is to say, a disciple of the doctrines of Jesus Christ.” 

For sure the author of our Declaration of Independence and Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom (1786), would be horrified seeing places of worship attacked, “deist” or not. So would every historically “liberal” Supreme Court Justice, including Ruth Bader Ginsberg, lifetime friend of (conservative) Justice Antonin Scalia, opponent of violence and court packing.

This brings us to now, when leftist respect for laws, law enforcement, founding ideals, free exercise of religion, and sanctity of churches are under intense fire, political violence allowed. Missing is responsible leadership. To preserve a republic, leaders must oppose political violence. 

Those on the far left – communists, socialists, anarchists, self-justifying law breakers – are probably unreachable. They should be arrested and prosecuted, including for threatening justices.

The rest of society waits for responsible Democrats to join Republicans in denouncing political violence in US streets, neighborhoods, churches, synagogues, mosques, and places of worship.

Political violence against churches is illegal. It is patently un-American. Any president, member of congress, governor, or candidate who will not say so underestimates the stakes or is complicit.

To be clear, there is no excuse for silence when violence occurs against anyone for freely exercising their faith, opposing abortion, or openly supporting a Supreme Court decision. Violence against any American for living their faith – or against a church, place of worship, or for celebrating a Supreme Court decision – is morally wrong, not just illegal and un-American. 

That kind of thing happens in places like Communist (repressive, atheist) China, but should never happen in this country – not to a church, synagogue, or mosque anywhere in America. 

Trends are disturbing. Irresponsible politicians, state and federal prosecutors not enforcing laws, seemingly Marxist, racist, anti-police, hysterical political rhetoric has left nerves raw. Reacting to Dobbs, which returned abortion decision-making to states, things are getting violent fast.

Churches and those of faith – as well as Supreme Court justices – are being doxed, targeted, attacked, placed in fear of political violence. These events are increasing, not retreating.

Last week, three churches in Maryland were viciously attacked, a Catholic, Baptist, and Methodist. Violent graffiti, damage, attempts to burn pews, shredding of books – left people “shocked.”

Nationally, “churches in the United States have experienced an unprecedented number of acts of vandalism, theft, harassment, and violence,” with 139 attacks on Catholic churches recently.

Pro-abortion violence has risen overnight. At least 48 attacks on churches and pro-life organizations have occurred in the last six weeks.

Logic, order, respect for law – never mind for religion – are slipping away, shadow groups, pro-abortion activists, anarchists all agitating.

While the FBI is investigating pro-abortion attacks on churches, the frequency, damage done, fear seeded, and accelerating rate of pro-abortion attacks – on churches and pro-life centers – is highly troubling.

The US Attorney General – and two state attorneys general – seem unwilling to enforce statutes protecting justices from intimidation, like 18 USC 1507.  Concern grows that they are willing to risk new violence against justices, pro-life groups, and churches.

Liberal politicians are taking little action to stop the drift to political violence, no warnings to supporters, some fanning violence by calls for “revolution,” “righteous anger,” making pro-life justices “pay the price,” doing nothing to halt violence against churches. This makes one wonder.

In short, to prevent more tragedies – threats and violence against justices, churches, other places of worship, pro-life groups, and citizens who are pro-life – serious steps must be taken, now.

First, the Attorney General must forcefully condemn political violence, get US Attorneys in all “blue states” do the same, and then assure all laws are unwaveringly, consistently enforced.

Second, leading Hill Democrats should join Republicans in condemning pro-abortion violence.

Third, both parties should team to get media and social media to speak against political violence.

Finally, the President should be pressed by Republicans and Democrats to get outspoken, not pushing women to protest or violate standing laws, not delegitimizing the Supreme Court, not toying with “packing the Court” for political aims, and not in trashing the US Supreme Court on foreign soil – all of which he has done – but by saying: No political violence is tolerable.

One returns to words of Jefferson. Two and a half centuries ago, he wrote: “God who gave us life, gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the Gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that His justice cannot sleep forever…”

So well said. Some days, all good Americans tremble for their country, knowing God is just.


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Church fire.
2 months ago

act like the taliban your church burns like them too.

Harold
2 months ago

God

Sara
2 months ago

Well I can NOT believe it AMAC!!!! This is the first time in probably an entire 3 months that I clicked on a post in agreement and YOU did NOT say that I had already voted on them!!!!!! I am STILL in shock.

Denise
2 months ago

Our little mountain church in southern Colorado has a trained, armed security team of 12. We blend in with our worshippers but also patrol the grounds during service…many of the folks know who we are. In the summer we’re in a big tent by a beautiful mountain lake … quite simply? We’re sitting ducks.
About 2 years ago one of our ladies went through an ugly and frightening divorce from a man with PTSD. He threatened to shoot up the church. Fortunately we also have a sheriff’s deputy near by who drove down through the parking lot several times during service.
We’ve trained with our local police and sheriff’s department, and even had a retired officer who’d been on the police force in Albuquerque (if you’re not familiar with that city and New Mexico, it’s held the dubious distinction of being only second to Alaska in violent crime for years). Our folks are mostly older and retired and stay up here in the summer. Our little town also has the distinctly unpleasant presence of the only abortion shop in this part of Colorado. We also have a Life Center which we support. Fortunately…so far…no one has attempted to attack or destroy the Center.
More than a few churches in our town have armed security. Isn’t it beyond pathetic when you must at all times be vigilant to keep them safe at worship.

Kelete
2 months ago

I tried to think so many times to know that who’s running the government in America and why is needed to cancel our faith in God after 2000 years our lord Jesus paid the price for us. We are all in trouble not only Christians, but also the good law obeying people too. We are all thirsty freedom and our dog lives.We need to be free from Dr Fauci and the COVID-19 monitors.

Carol
2 months ago

Scared that if this isn’t nipped in the bud now, the next violence will be aimed at people in the churches and pro-life centers! Is this dehumanization by the left continues, is genocide coming? Everywhere you turn, the left gets violent when they can’t get their way and that’s what’s coming out of the universities and even leftist Reps and Senators! Violence needs to be stopped and prosecuted NOW!

Stephen Russell
2 months ago

Counter Church Violence ideas:

o Armed guards
o congregation armed
o Lock doors
o Exterior, interior CCTV
o sensors, select locales
o ID outsiders outside church area?
o Train to end violence, take down

Boz
2 months ago

Exactly. My church is no soft target.

Phillip
2 months ago

All of your proposals have merit. It’s just a shame that we should have to do such things.

JOE SIRACUSA
2 months ago

I BELIEVE THAT JOE BIDEN AND ALL POLITICIANS ESPECIALLY PELOSI, SCHUMER,AND KERRY SHOULD KNOW WHY THEY ARE CARRYING A FLAG FOR ABORTION. YHEY SHOULD ALL BE MANDATED TO HOLD A PROBE IN AN ULTRASOUND ABORTION. FOR AT LEAST 3X

Philip Hammersley
2 months ago

It is not surprising that people whose whole agenda is satanic would attack churches. Abortion, drugs, human trafficking, arson, murder, and sexual perversions are all the work of the devil!

anna hubert
2 months ago

I’d like to see all those brave fighters on the left to attack a mosque

GT Patriot
2 months ago

I had hoped that bodega workers who were attacked could flee to the churches but I guess not. Bodega workers just must take it. So we cannot kill illiterate scum who attack us ? They’ll find out if they attack this house. I can’t wait to shoot one. My pit bull is ready too. The Attacked NYC bodega worker had only a knife. He should have had an AK. Does he have a go fund me page. I’m ready to contribute. This hero deserves $10 million

charles miley
2 months ago
Reply to  GT Patriot

protect your places of worship and keep these places in your prayers they may need to be places of refuge one day,perhaps those days are already here.he never said it would be easy.God bless you all and take care of yourself and your families.

Rhoda
2 months ago
Reply to  GT Patriot

GT Patriot: I read somewhere that a GoFundMe page was set up for the bodega worker, but true to form: GoFundMe cancelled it or shut it down … similar to the Canadian Truckers’ fund.

ladyj
2 months ago
Reply to  GT Patriot

I have many friends who now go armed to church who would have thought. They say that would have against the rules years ago. How sad.

Sara
2 months ago
Reply to  GT Patriot

I’m with you GT Patriot. In my 70 years, I never thought the day would come where I would HAVE to shoot a person. But if they break into my home, they are going to meet Jesus ASAP. And I believe that hero deserves 10 million also. But Rhoda just said that GoFundMe actually shut it down!!! So so very disgusting.

Amy C
2 months ago
Reply to  GT Patriot

He does. I think either Brandon Tatum or Anthony Brian Logan had a link to it…if you do a search on YouTube on “Jose Alva,” you can get a list of videos discussing the subject, usually 15 min or less on the videos. These are 2 fine young (to me, at least) men, conservative Black men, and Brandon Tatum is a former police officer

Max
2 months ago

RBC, another great article. Unfortunately, you hit the nail on the head — “NO RESPONSIBLE LEADERSHIP”. The adversary has been pushing its agenda since taking over and the DOJ has done very little to stop it since their leadership is also tainted. There is a lot of overhaul needed to get this country back on track. Hopefully, the voters will become informed and elect honest reps to the Congress this next election cycle.

RBC
2 months ago
Reply to  Max

Many thank Max, just trying to help us prepare to know what is afoot … Leadership SO matters.

spitfire?1940
2 months ago

Once again,look to the communist snake Obama as the instigator,he who loved to remark,”scripture says” Remember Ghandis quip,”Satan’s successes are greatest when he appears with the name of God on his lips”.

Deb
2 months ago
Reply to  spitfire?1940

Amen

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