Missouri churches threatened over same-sex marriage approval
CAPE GIRARDEAU (AP) - Several churches in Missouri have received threatening letters after the Presbyterian Church voted to approve same-sex marriage.
The Southeast Missourian reported the Westminster and First Presbyterian churches in Cape Girardeau and First Presbyterian in Jackson and Perryville received letters warning that any church that accepts same-sex marriage "should be burned to the ground."
Cpt. Darin Hickey of the Cape Girardeau Police Department said they would increase patrols of any church or major building that could face a threat.
The new Presbyterian policy on same-sex marriage would go into effect Jun. 2016.