Three men scaled the walls of the home of the family, waved their guns and told the family to kneel down as they took $130 in cash and about $500 in jewelry. Before leaving, they told the Maria, the 14-year-old daughter, to get up and leave with them.
“The way he was killed is the way of Daesh [IS], as they are the only ones who slaughter people like that,” said Gabriel’s father, Allam Bashay Gabriel.
“What’s on the line here is can a state use its own state constitution to treat religious organizations and churches as second-class citizens?” said Erik Stanley, senior counsel for the Alliance Defending Freedom, who will help argue on behalf of Trinity Lutheran. “The state shut the door to Trinity Lutheran solely because of its religious status as a church.”