(TheBlaze) The tragic shooting last month at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, further shattered the notion that houses of worship are peaceful sanctuaries that are protected from the strife and violence that sometimes erupts in the outside world.
In the wake of the horrific rampage that left nine people dead, the Rev. E. Christopher Hill, pastor of The Potter's House in Denver, Colorado, is speaking out about why his church has a massive security system, including surveillance cameras, patrols and armed guards.
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Hill recently told the New York Times that not everyone was on board with taking such comprehensive measures, but that some in his congregation reached out after the Charleston shooting to say that they now understand why these safety precautions are in place.