New lawyers for the leader of a Mexico-based megachurch charged with human trafficking and child rape say remarks by California’s attorney general may have tainted a potential jury.

Attorneys Ken Rosenfeld and Allen Sawyer say La Luz del Mundo leader Naasón Joaquín García and his family are paying their legal fees and Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s fears that church’s followers could raise his $50 million bail are unfounded.

The lawyers and church followers spoke Friday outside an east Los Angeles temple of La Luz del Mundo with Joaquín García’s family standing beside them.

The entrance to a La Luz del Mundo church branch is seen Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Los Angeles. The leader and self-proclaimed apostle of La Luz del Mundo, a Mexico-based church with branches in the U.S. that claims over 1 million followers, has been charged with human trafficking and child rape, California officials announced Tuesday.(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
The entrance to a La Luz del Mundo church branch is seen Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Los Angeles. The leader and self-proclaimed apostle of La Luz del Mundo, a Mexico-based church with branches in the U.S. that claims over 1 million followers, has been charged with human trafficking and child rape, California officials announced Tuesday.(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

They say the church’s temples worldwide have suffered hate crimes in the wake of Becerra’s remarks.

A worshipers stands outside of a La Luz del Mundo church branch before the start of a service Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Los Angeles. California's top prosecutor said Thursday that he believes there are more victims of child sex abuse than those listed in charges against the leader of Mexico-based megachurch La Luz del Mundo and several followers. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
A worshipers stands outside of a La Luz del Mundo church branch before the start of a service Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Los Angeles. California’s top prosecutor said Thursday that he believes there are more victims of child sex abuse than those listed in charges against the leader of Mexico-based megachurch La Luz del Mundo and several followers. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Bibiana Ochoa, of Salt Lake City, a member of La Luz del Mundo church, stands outside one of the church's branches before the start of a service Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Los Angeles. California's top prosecutor said Thursday that he believes there are more victims of child sex abuse than those listed in charges against the leader of Mexico-based megachurch La Luz del Mundo and several followers. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Bibiana Ochoa, of Salt Lake City, a member of La Luz del Mundo church, stands outside one of the church’s branches before the start of a service Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Los Angeles. California’s top prosecutor said Thursday that he believes there are more victims of child sex abuse than those listed in charges against the leader of Mexico-based megachurch La Luz del Mundo and several followers. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Worshipers enter a branch of La Luz del Mundo church for a service Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Los Angeles. California's top prosecutor said Thursday that he believes there are more victims of child sex abuse than those listed in charges against the leader of Mexico-based megachurch La Luz del Mundo and several followers. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Worshipers enter a branch of La Luz del Mundo church for a service Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Los Angeles. California’s top prosecutor said Thursday that he believes there are more victims of child sex abuse than those listed in charges against the leader of Mexico-based megachurch La Luz del Mundo and several followers. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Worshipers arrive for a service at a La Luz del Mundo church branch Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Los Angeles. California's top prosecutor said Thursday that he believes there are more victims of child sex abuse than those listed in charges against the leader of Mexico-based megachurch La Luz del Mundo and several followers. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Worshipers arrive for a service at a La Luz del Mundo church branch Thursday, June 6, 2019, in Los Angeles. California’s top prosecutor said Thursday that he believes there are more victims of child sex abuse than those listed in charges against the leader of Mexico-based megachurch La Luz del Mundo and several followers. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)