President Donald Trump said Friday that Texas churches devastated by Hurricane Harvey should be entitled to disaster relief assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Association.
The president took to Twitter:
Churches in Texas should be entitled to reimbursement from FEMA Relief Funds for helping victims of Hurricane Harvey (just like others).
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 9, 2017
Three churches sued FEMA in federal district court in Houston on Monday for aid that is regularly provided to nonprofit groups but not religious groups, Bloomberg News reports.
The religious organizations are Harvest Family Church, Hi-Way Tabernacle and Rockport First Assembly of God. They are represented by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty.
The churches are located in Cypress, Cleveland and Rockport, all Harvey’s direct path, WND.com reports.
Hi-Way Tabernacle was used as a relief shelter for storm victims but cannot apply for FEMA aid to repair damage caused by