Churches Search For Guardians in Wake of Attacks

Leading Catholic advocacy group CatholicVote is spearheading a nationwide effort to highlight the Biden administration’s appalling lack of response to a wave of attacks on churches and pregnancy help centers. An urgent demand for protection is also issued by the group.

The organization started a seven-figure campaign on TV and digital ads in the wake of what it describes as “fire bombings, property destruction, and death threats.” This dramatic upsurge came first after the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion and then the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

CatholicVote said that abortion-supporting “domestic terrorists” claimed responsibility for many of the 64 attacks against pro-life pregnancy centers. That’s along with another 69 incidents against Catholic churches.

As for Biden’s Department of Justice, there has not been a single person arrested and no prosecutions for those responsible.

The ad campaign is entitled “Churches Burning.”

Part of the campaign includes a letter addressed directly to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland. It specifically calls on the nation’s top prosecutor to publicly condemn these violent attacks and label them for what they are. And it goes further.

Protection for churches is needed in the face of this unprecedented wave of incidents. CatholicVote urges Garland and the Department of Justice to prevent the attacks, and to investigate and prosecute them.

Moreover, the DOJ is called upon to engage with the faith communities being affected by the assaults and address their “concerns and security needs.”

The letter addressed to Garland was signed by 26 pro-life leaders, including Brian Burch, President of CatholicVote, Dr. Ben Carson and Brent Bozell of the Media Research Center.

May 28, 2020 is the date that many affix the start of American civil unrest. This came after the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, and violent mobs destroyed and damaged many churches that summer.

The sad fact is that, while other acts of vandalism subsided, Catholic churches are continually targets of violence. There have been at least 207 attacks on Catholic churches in the U.S. since that date. The lack of arrests and even attention to the spate of violence is nothing short of appalling.