Pro-Family Coalition Questions Double Standard on Hate Crimes
Religion TodayReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2011 Oct 20
A coalition of ministers and pro-family advocates is questioning the double standard on "hate crimes" in the wake of an attack last weekend against a Christian school, the Christian Newswire reports. On Saturday, assailants threw bricks through the glass doors of Christian Liberty Academy in Illinois, along with notes threatening more violence if the school continued to host events featuring conservative groups like Americans For Truth About Homosexuality. Peter LaBarbera, president of AFTAH, said: "As conservatives, we oppose the concept of 'hate crimes,' but since hate crime laws are on the books they must be enforced even-handedly. It is scandalous that a left-wing website post taking credit for this act of domestic terrorism -- and threatening more violence -- is still up and running." He said that "if the situation were reversed and right-wing extremists threw two large bricks through the glass doors of a gay church," no one would dismiss it as merely "vandalism." Matt Barber of Liberty Counsel added, "We will not ... be terrorized into silence."