We have received, and CNN has confirmed, that in addition to the publicized rally/protest/disturbance advertised for our nation's Capitol this coming weekend, Sept. 18, other dangers may occur.
Per internet "chatter" on extremist web sites, there are serious threats being made of local attacks on liberal churches and Jewish centers. These are specifically worded threats and should not be ignored.
Any church that has publicly supported social justice issues is considered "liberal" to extremists. Even feeding the hungry is now perceived as a radical act. Thus most all of our member denominations and allies fall into this high-risk category.
Please notify your local police department or sheriff and ask for extra patrols this coming weekend. If you can afford it, private security, especially for any events, would be prudent. In all cases, take heed of what we are being told by Homeland Security: If you see something, SAY something.
We hope cooler heads will prevail. We hope goodness and decency will thrive. But we'd be foolish to ignore the harsh reality of our times. Please don't become victims through inaction and inattention.
Blessings to all. May peace be with you.