Friday, March 01, 2024

Why experts say places of worship are being targeted in violent crimes

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - With the number of crimes at places of worship on the rise, many are wondering what is behind the climb, and experts say it is all about respect.

According to the Family Research Council, between January 2018 and November 2023, at least 915 acts of hostility occurred at places of worship.

Kris Moloney, CEO of Sheepdog Church Security, said 20 years ago, you would not see these crimes because many thought of churches as sacred grounds — but not anymore.


  1. That would never have happened in my grandmother's church. Half of the congregation were old men, and they never went anywhere unarmed. It wouldn't surprise me to find out that there were a pair of.38s strapped under the pulpit (to cover left and right-handed pastors.)

    1. Many carry in my church with police in attendance patrolling the building! Not sure how many of the attendees carry but I’ll guess quite a few!

  2. Well, Dan Bongino said today that the sheeple are being groomed to think of "regular Americans" as "christian nationalists".
    And that name is being used to dog whistle to all the leftists. They will say that they fear the christian nationalists attitude BUT they won't be able to define it. They just know that anyone going to church or believing in the constitution are WRONG and subject to elimination.

  3. My church struggles with this...on one side, the majority of the choir, never mind the parishioners, have gun permits (no idea if they carry or not, it is CT in this state you don't ask). However, the church, though not the offices, remains unlocked 24/7. The theological argument is sound, but....

  4. Christ said that toward the end of the age that lawlessness would increase.


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