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When are attacks on churches classified as hate crimes?

Discussion in 'One Bread, One Body - Catholic' started by Michie, May 22, 2022.

  1. Michie

    Michie Standing by the Ukraine. Supporter

    United States
    Both local and federal authorities are considering hate crimes charges against the man who attacked a California church on May 15

    Two days after a deadly shooting at a California church, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to offer more security resources to religious communities.

    Under the Nonprofit Security Grant Program Improvement Act, which passed the House on Tuesday, the amount of money available each year for houses of worship, faith-based schools and other nonprofits to use for safety improvements would double and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, which manages the funds, would create an office tasked with boosting participation in the program.

    The bill is now being considered by the Senate. Even if it passes, the House and Senate Appropriations committees will have final say on the program’s annual budget, which currently stands at $250 million, according to a statement on the bill’s passage from the Orthodox Union.

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  2. ByTheSpirit

    ByTheSpirit Pray always!!

    United States
    Bless those who persecute you. Bless and do not curse. From a secular legal standpoint they should be classified as such. From a faith standpoint, who cares. Vengeance is mine I will repay says the LORD
  3. WarriorAngel

    WarriorAngel I close my eyes and see you smile Supporter

    That's awesome.
    Because the Churches need to have protections.