SUPPORT URGED FOR RESOLUTION AGAINST CHURCH BURNINGS; Congressional Record Vol. 142, No. 86
(House of Representatives - June 12, 1996)

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          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.

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