~ Free rein given to increasing Communist-style violence against American Christian churches in 2023 ~
‘The Biden administration appears to be either unwilling or unable to bring people to justice’AFA
Increasing Communist-Style Violence Against American Churches in 2023
An addendum to a study documenting violence against at least 69 Christian churches in the Unoited States in just the first three months this year reveals that angry, unhinged supporters of abortion, transgenderism and other cultural Marxists have thrown fear of criminal persecution to the wind in 2023. In 2022, the Family Research Council reported 57 attacks on churches, while newly released information documents 69 attacks already this year. By category, the attacks included general vandalism, arson, guns violence, bomb threats, and “other.”
The church in America is definitely under attack and facing increasing persecuation. Attacks occurred in 29 states, and the American Family Association (AFA, www.AFA.net) Executive Vice President Ed Vitagliano pointed out a troublesome correlation: Most attacks occurred in North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Florida, Missouri, and Pennsylvania — all states with strong church attending populations.
“The radical left is ramping up its war against the Christian faith in America,” said Vitagliano, “motivated by the cultural Marxism that is the foundation for much of the secular ‘progressive’ movement. Meanwhile, the Biden administration appears to be either unwilling or unable to bring people to justice. The Bible-believing Church in this nation needs to read the handwriting on the wall. Communist-style oppression and violence is not just coming down the pike — it’s already here.”
What Is the AFA?
For over 40 years, AFA has operated within the mission to inform, equip, and activate individuals to strengthen the moral foundations of American culture and give aid to the church here and abroad in its task of fulfilling the Great Commission. Founded in 1977, AFA has long been on the front lines of America’s culture war. Today, AFA is one of the largest and most effective pro-family organizations in the country, with nearly a million online supporters and approximately 110,000 subscribers to The Stand (formerly known as the AFA Journal), the ministry’s monthly magazine. Find AFA Action Alerts here. In addition, AFA owns and operates nearly 180 radio stations across the country under the American Family Radio banner.
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