FBI launches investigation after bomb is thrown at the First Works Baptist Church in California; It is believed that the bomb was thrown because the pastor preaches against the abomination of homosexuality

The FBI has launched an investigation after a bomb was thrown at an anti-LGBT church in California just weeks after the pastor received an arson attack threat.

Police and fire crews were called to the First Works Baptist Church at 2600 Tyler Avenue in El Monte in the early hours of Saturday morning to reports of an explosion.

The FBI said an improvised explosive device had been thrown at the building and it had also been covered in graffiti.

No one was injured in the attack, authorities said.

The church has been the center of controversy in the local area due to its stance against same-sex relationships and its teachings that residents have described as hate speech.

El Monte Police Lt. Christopher Cano said officers responded to the area at about 1:15 a.m. Saturday after hearing an explosion.

They arrived on the scene and noticed the windows were smashed before later realizing they had been blown out by the force of the blast.

‘When our units arrived at the scene they found that (the church)… was having some smoke come out of the windows,’ said Cano, per the San Gabriel Valley Tribune.

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Source: Daily Mail