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  • 2 fires break out at church, arson investigators searching for clues (PA)

    04/25/2019 4:04:01 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 24 replies
    ABC Action News ^ | 04/25/2019 | EMILY SHAPIRO
    Arson investigators in Pennsylvania are searching for clues after two fires broke out at one church. The first fire at the Pentecostal Church of Bethlehem was reported shortly after midnight on Tuesday, while the second fire was called in just before 2 a.m. on Thursday, said the Bethlehem Police Department. No injuries were reported. The Thursday morning fire, which was contained to the roof, was quickly extinguished, police said. In the first fire, thick black smoke was seen billowing from the building, but the fire had already burned itself out when first responders arrived, according to police. The blaze left...
  • The Holiest Week Began with a Tragedy, Ends With Miracles

    04/21/2019 2:49:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 21, 2019 | Helen Raleigh
    Easter week is the holiest week for Christians. What a week we have had this year.Early this week, we watched in horror and devastation as the Notre Dame Cathedral was consumed by flame and the cathedral's spire collapsed.  Many of us felt a deep sense of loss and grief. Yes, we were concerned about the priceless relics, the art and building. But as Christians, we couldn't help wonder what does this mean to our faith and what symbolism or lesson should we draw from the burning of one of the most celebrated Christian churches during holy week.  After all, we...
  • Jihad Against Churches--The symbolism of Notre Dame burning.

    04/18/2019 3:35:51 AM PDT · by SJackson · 11 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | April 18, 2019 | Joseph Klein
    The cause of the tragic Notre Dame Cathedral fire remains under investigation. Although authorities so far are treating the fire as an accident, rather than as an act of terror, Islamists have wasted no time celebrating what happened as a major defeat for the “Crusaders.” A jihadist media group linked to ISIS carried an image of the iconic 850 year-old cathedral on fire next to their warning, “Wait for the next.” In truth, we do not have to “wait for the next.” During the last three years, as the migrant population coming to Europe from the Middle East, South...
  • 3/14 Multiple French churches vandalized [FIFTY ATTACKS since February!]

    04/15/2019 11:51:06 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | March 14, 2019 | John Burger
    There were almost 50 attacks and acts of vandalism against religious sites in France documented in the month of February, according to Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination against Christians in Europe. One of the worst occurred at the historic Basilica of Saint-Denis, just north of Paris.
  • Multiple sources: One in custody in church fires

    04/11/2019 9:59:41 AM PDT · by OddLane · 22 replies
    KATC ^ | 4/10/19 | KATC News
    KATC has confirmed with multiple law enforcement sources that one person is in custody in the recent church fires in St. Landry Parish. Sources confirm the suspect in the church arsons is Holden Matthews, 21. He is the son of a St. Landry Parish Deputy. St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz tells KATC that, despite rumors, Matthews’ father did not turn his son in to deputies. Matthews was booked at around 5:30 this evening into the St. Landry Parish jail. We’re told that the Louisiana State Fire Marshal’s Office will be holding a press conference tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. Governor...
  • Mississippi man pleads guilty in ‘Vote Trump’ church arson

    03/29/2019 8:45:05 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 64 replies
    wreg.com ^ | 6:00 am, March 29, 2019 | Staff
    JACKSON, Miss. — A member of a black church in Mississippi has pleaded guilty to burning the church, which was also spray painted with the slogan “Vote Trump,” a week before the 2016 presidential election. Andrew McClinton, 47, pleaded guilty to arson Thursday, the Delta Democrat-Times reported. His sentencing is set for late April. Investigators said McClinton belonged to Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in Greenville, which was vandalized and burned. Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney, who is also the state fire marshal, told The Associated Press that investigators believe the graffiti was intended as a distraction from some other sort...
  • Vandals Damage, Set Fire to West Pasadena’s Historic Church of the Angels

    01/17/2018 5:55:28 PM PST · by marshmallow · 18 replies
    Pasadena Now ^ | 1/13/18
    A 129-year-old, strikingly beautiful West Pasadena church suffered major damage and the loss of at least one significant historical statue after a vandal or vandals broke in early Saturday morning, spray painted graffiti, destroyed property and set fire to the structure. Although the fire was quickly extinguished by the Los Angeles City Fire Department, the Church of the Angels, at 1100 Avenue 64, suffered major damage from the assault, Pasadena Fire Dept. spokesperson Lisa Derderian said. The fire was reported by a 911 caller in the neighborhood who saw smoke at about 2:20 a.m. A Los Angeles Fire Dept. spokesperson...
  • Arson Damages Historic 129-Year-Old Pasadena [CA] Church

    01/14/2018 8:07:30 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 19 replies
    cbs2la ^ | 01/13/2018
    A fire damaged a 129-year-old Episcopalian church Saturday morning in Pasadena and statues outside the building were defaced, prompting an arson investigation. ...House of Worship Task Force also was summoned to investigate, according to Bastman. “At this time investigators are not calling this a hate crime, but referring to it as arson, graffiti, vandalism and a burglary,” said Lisa Derderian of the Pasadena Fire Department. The building, which was built in 1889, is the oldest church along the Arroyo Seco waterway, according to the church’s website.
  • Mika Brzezinski Suggests Trump Is Okay With KKK Bombing Black Churches

    11/22/2017 10:24:19 AM PST · by ForYourChildren · 45 replies
    MRC Newsbusters ^ | 11/22/2017 | Chris Reeves
    On Wednesday’s Morning Joe, while discussing President Trump’s remarks to reporters yesterday on the White House lawn, NBC News Capitol Hill correspondent Kasie Hunt decided to do an impromptu campaign ad for Democratic senatorial candidate Doug Jones, who is Roy Moore’s opponent in the Alabama special election. Part of Hunt’s pitch involved the fact that Jones is best known for prosecuting the perpetrators of the infamous 1963 Birmingham church bombing that killed four black girls. Co-host Mika Brzezinski instantly saw a connection between this piece of information and Trump’s earlier claim to journalists that Jones is “soft on crime.” From...
  • John McCain: 'Never forgive' John Lewis over vague church bombing reference

    01/15/2017 4:36:24 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 27 replies
    AL.com ^ | July 31, 2013 | Madison Underwood
    U.S. Sen. John McCain has been known to hold a grudge, but there's one grudge the Republican from Arizona has been holding for nearly five years now. It stems back to comments U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Georgia, made during the 2008 presidential race, when McCain and his veep pick, then-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, were running a heated campaign against then-Sens. Barack Obama and Joe Biden. In a lengthy New Republic interview with McCain published Tuesday, McCain compares some of the rhetoric his campaign was using against Obama ("palling around with terrorists") to rhetoric directed at his campaign. "With all due...
  • Black Man Burned African-American Church, Painted ‘Vote Trump’ On The Walls

    12/21/2016 7:21:12 PM PST · by springwater13 · 27 replies
    A black man has been arrested and charged with burning an African-American church in Greenville, Miss. last month and defacing its outer walls with “Vote Trump” graffiti. The Mississippi state police arrested Andrew McClinton, 45, on Wednesday and charged him with first-degree arson of a place of worship, Warren Strain, a spokesman with the Mississippi Department of Public Safety told The Daily Caller. McClinton allegedly set first to Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church, where he is a member, on Nov. 1, a week before the election. The fire destroyed 80 percent of the church. A GoFundMe account raised more than $240,000...
  • Mississippi Church Member Charged in 'Vote Trump' Arson (Trump Hoax #3,753,867)

    12/21/2016 3:23:03 PM PST · by brucedickinson · 12 replies
    AP ^ | 12-21-2016 | Emily Pettus
    A Mississippi man arrested in the burning of an African-American church that was spray-painted with the words "Vote Trump" is a member of the congregation, the church's bishop said. Andrew McClinton, 45, of Leland, Mississippi, was charged Wednesday with first degree arson of a place of worship, said Warren Strain, spokesman for the Mississippi Department of Public Safety. McClinton is African-American. McClinton was arrested in Greenville, where Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church was burned and vandalized Nov. 1, a week before the presidential election. Hopewell Bishop Clarence Green said McClinton is a member of the church. Green said he didn't know...
  • Black Man Burned African-American Church, Painted ‘Vote Trump’ On The Walls

    12/21/2016 3:14:26 PM PST · by McGruff · 29 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | December 21, 2016 | Chuck Ross
    A black man has been arrested and charged with burning an African-American church in Greenville, Miss. last month and defacing its outer walls with “Vote Trump” graffiti. The Mississippi state police arrested Andrew McClinton, 45, on Wednesday and charged him with first-degree arson of a place of worship, Warren Strain, a spokesman with the Mississippi Department of Public Safety told The Daily Caller. McClinton allegedly set first to Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church, where he is a member, on Nov. 1, a week before the election. The fire destroyed 80 percent of the church. A GoFundMe account raised more than $240,000...
  • Mississippi Church Member Charged in 'Vote Trump' Arson (Black man)

    12/21/2016 3:36:50 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 27 replies
    ABC News ^ | Dec 21, 2016 | emily wagster pettus
    Mississippi Church Member Charged in 'Vote Trump' Arson By emily wagster pettus, associated press JACKSON, Miss. — Dec 21, 2016, 4:36 PM ET A Mississippi man arrested in the burning of an African-American church that was spray-painted with the words "Vote Trump" is a member of the congregation, the church's bishop said. Andrew McClinton, 45, of Leland, Mississippi, was charged Wednesday with first degree arson of a place of worship, said Warren Strain, spokesman for the Mississippi Department of Public Safety. McClinton is African-American. McClinton was arrested in Greenville, where Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church was burned and vandalized Nov. 1,...
  • Arrest made in ‘Vote Trump’ burning of Mississippi black church

    12/21/2016 1:06:59 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 69 replies
    WREG ^ | 12-21-16 | AP story
    GREENVILLE, Miss. — Mississippi authorities have made an arrest in the burning of an African-American church spray-painted with the words, “Vote Trump.” Mississippi Department of Public Safety spokesman Warren Strain says Andrew McClinton of Leland, Mississippi, who is African-American, is charged with first-degree arson of a place of worship. McClinton was arrested Wednesday. Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in Greenville, Mississippi, was burned and vandalized Nov. 1, a week before the presidential election.
  • Crews knock down massive fire at Berkeley church

    09/30/2016 6:12:23 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 1 replies
    ABC 7 NEWS ^ | 30 SEPTEMBER 2016 | ABC 7 NEWS
    BERKELEY, Calif. -- Berkeley firefighters have knocked down a four-alarm blaze at a church on Channing Way and Dana Street, a fire department spokeswoman said.
  • Malkin: Who's Burning Black Churches? Oh.

    11/05/2015 3:31:13 PM PST · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | November 6, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    Here we go again: another liberal narrative burned to a crisp. Over a two-week period in October, an arsonist targeted seven churches in the St. Louis area -- including several in Black Lives Matter protest hotspot Ferguson, Missouri. The Atlantic magazine, invoking the "long history of terrorism against black churches in America," lamented that the crime spree had been "slow to get the same attention" in the local and national media as another string of church arsons that occurred earlier this summer. Reminder: Several of those hyped hate crimes against "black churches" had been committed by black suspects; a significant...
  • 6 St. Louis-area churches are arson targets; reward offered (black churches)

    10/21/2015 10:07:42 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 20 replies
    cnn.com ^ | October 20, 2015 | Ed Payne
    (CNN)Arson fires have been set at half a dozen St. Louis-area churches in recent days. Authorities want to know who did it and why. In each case, the fires were set at an exterior door and when no one was at the facility, according to a joint statement from the St. Louis Police and Fire Departments and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. "We believe that this fire-setting activity is meant to send a message," the statement said. It didn't specify what the message was.
  • Syrian Christians Wed in Bombed-Out Church

    08/01/2015 2:09:30 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    Women of Grace ^ | July 31, 2015
    More than 2,000 locals who were driven out of their hometown of Homs, Syria, returned on July 12 to witness a moment of sweet triumph as a young couple married inside the wreckage of their beloved church.The Daily Mail is reporting on the bitter sweet story of Fadi and Rana, 28, two refugees of the years-long Syrian civil war, who met in a refugee camp. Fadi, a university graduate who was working at a pharmaceutical factory in the city before he was forced to flee, fell in love with Rana while they were both working for the U.N. Refugee Agency.When...
  • EXPLOSIONS NEAR TWO CHURCHES IN LAS CRUCES,NM

    08/02/2015 10:23:29 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 38 replies
    8/02/2015 | Self
    I can't post this story direct because of copyright issues but the "Las Cruces Sun-News" is reporting TWO EXPLOSIONS NEAR CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH AND HOLY CROSS CATHOLIC CHURCH IN LAS CRUCES, NEW MEXICO THIS MORNING. THE EXPLOSION CALLS CAME IN BETWEEN 8 AND 9AM LOCAL TIME. NO APPARENT INJURIES WITH A POLICE SPOKESMAN SAYING THE EXPLOSIONS INVOLVED A LOT OF SHREDDED PAPER APPARENTLY FIREWORKS. SERVICES WERE GOING ON AT BOTH CHURCHES AT THE TIME OF EXPLOSIONS. CHURCHGOERS WERE EVACUATED AND TOLD NOT TO USE THEIR CARS TO LEAVE.......