June 12, 1996 - Issue: Vol. 142, No. 86 — Daily Edition104th Congress (1995 - 1996) - 2nd Session
SUPPORT URGED FOR RESOLUTION AGAINST CHURCH BURNINGS; Congressional Record Vol. 142, No. 86
(House of Representatives - June 12, 1996)
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[Page H6189] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] SUPPORT URGED FOR RESOLUTION AGAINST CHURCH BURNINGS (Mrs. CLAYTON asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.) Mrs. CLAYTON. Mr. Speaker, it is time for this body to speak with the voice of reason. It is time for this body to speak with the voice of leadership. It is time for people of reason to speak out against the church bombings, and certainly this House should make it abundantly clear that it is unacceptable, in a Nation of civil liberties, that we would find a house of worship to be a target for arson. It is certainly unacceptable in this House that we would not speak out to say that civilized people do not find that places of worship, places of sacred faith, should be desecrated. I urge my colleagues, all who are persons of reason, persons who respect faith, to sign my resolution condemning the violent acts and the burning of churches in the African-American communities, or churches of any races, churches of any faiths. Speak out against that. Be resolved in knowing what America is about. ____________________