GOP lawmakers demand Garland prepare to protect churches as protesters target services

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Two Republican lawmakers are pressing the Justice Department to take more seriously threats made against churches after a draft opinion from the Supreme Court threatened to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Texas Rep. Chip Roy and Utah Sen. Mike Lee sent a letter Saturday to Attorney General Merrick Garland asking him to marshal resources necessary to protect churches under threat of vandalism and disruptive protest.

"We write to you today extremely concerned by multiple reports surfacing that left-wing activists intend to protest, and possibly disrupt, church services this weekend in direct response to the leaked opinion authored by Justice Alito that would overturn Roe v. Wade," Lee and Roy wrote.

The lawmakers noted that a prominent example of anti-Christian vandalism has already been documented.

"We believe these rumors should be taken seriously as protests have already begun occurring across the country this week, with the Sacred Heart of Mary Church in Boulder, Colorado, vandalized."

Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church was vandalized this week with anti-religious and abortion-rights graffiti.

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