Missouri churches threatened over same-sex marriage approval

4 years 5 months 3 weeks ago Friday, March 27 2015 Mar 27, 2015 Friday, March 27, 2015 6:57:00 PM CDT March 27, 2015 in News
By: The Associated Press

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.

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