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Criminal Attacks On American Churches Up 800 Percent

While the Biden administration cracks down on Christians, attacks on American churches are up 800 percent since 2018.

The Federalist reports

While the Biden administration cracks down on the Christians Democrats and the press smear as extremists, church attacks are up 800 percent in the last six years, according to a new report from the Family Research Council (FRC).

In February, the conservative group published the report, "Hostility Against Churches Is on the Rise in the United States." It identified 915 acts of hostility against churches between January 2018 and November 2023.

"Although the motivations for many of these acts of hostility remain unknown, the effect is unmistakable: religious intimidation," said FRC Center for Religious Liberty Director Arielle Del Turco in a press release. "They send the message that churches are not wanted in the community or respected in general. Our culture is demonstrating a growing disdain for Christianity and core Christian beliefs, and acts of hostility towards churches could be a physical manifestation of that."

The report found hostile church incidents more than doubled in 2023 compared to 2022, with 436 counted a year after the Supreme Court's Dobbs decision returned abortion lawmaking to state legislatures. The number of attacks in 2023 was more than eight times greater than those reported in 2018.

A large majority of the incidents in 2023 were vandalism, "such as rocks being thrown through the window," according to the report.