In recent years, we’ve seen radical activists set their sights on houses of worship. Fanatical pro-abortion group “Jane’s Revenge” has been implicated in several firebombings against pro-life Catholic churches.
To the shock of many Americans, Biden’s DOJ has been seemingly lax about investigating these serious crimes.
Not this time. Last year, a man in Colorado set fire to a church. According to reports, this was an act of arson, as he intentionally targeted the house of worship. In what might be a surprise to many, the FBI took this very seriously. And the man was hit with this charge.
From The Post Millennial:
A 22-year-old man from Colorado has been sentenced to 39 months in prison for committing a hate crime. This charge is related to a fire he intentionally set at a church in Loveland, Colorado, on January 19, 2023. Darion Ray Sexton entered a guilty plea for the federal hate crime charge on May 5, 2023…
“This defendant admitted he set out to destroy this church, which was determined to be a federal hate crime… Anyone who attacks a house of worship will get the full attention of the FBI.”
In a surprisingly rare act of justice, a man who committed arson against a church was charged with a hate crime. The FBI investigated the incident, where Darion Ray Sexton admitted to setting fire to a church in Loveland, Colorado. Authorities charged him with a hate crime, as he was motivated to target the church because of its religious beliefs.
We are normally used to seeing people hit with hate crime charges, over race or sexuality. Rarely, it seems, has the government recently charged people targetting churches with hate crimes.
But federal law defines a hate crime as any act that is motivated because of a group’s race, sexuality, or religious affiliation. After pleading guilty to this crime, Sexton was sentenced to 39 months—3 and a quarter years—in prison.
In addition to the FBI, the ATF investigated the crime. The DOJ stated it would “continue to vigorously prosecute those who seek to destroy houses of worship and interfere with the fundamental right to practice religion freely.”
- A man who set fire to a Colorado church was charged with a hate crime.
- He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 39 months in prison.
- Both the FBI and ATF investigated the incident and charged him with the hate crime.
Source: The Post Millennial