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Wed Jul 1, 2015, 12:20 AM

Another Historically Black Church in South Carolina Burns

Yet another black church in the South went up in flames Tuesday night, this time historic Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal in Williamsburg County, South Carolina 20 years after it was burned to the ground by Ku Klux Klan members.

The Clarendon County Fire Department said shortly before midnight ET that the fire was under control, but it released a photo showing the church with its roof apparently completely collapsed.

Williamsburg County Fire Chief Randy Swinton told NBC News it wasn't known whether the fire was intentionally set, noting that a lightning storm passed through the area about the same time the blaze was reported.

No injuries were immediately reported, but The Kingstree News of Williamsburg County reported that the church was "gutted."

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/another-historically-black-church-south-carolina-burning-n384876


The last time (1995) it was burned to the ground by two Ku Klux Klan members. 20-years later and it's burned once again There's so much I would like to add here, but I don't yet know if this is an arson. I will say this could well be a catalyst to garnering the media attention to the recent burnings of black churches. I understand two of those churches were possible accidents (a tree limb falling on electrical wires, and one a possible lightening strike), but that does not take anything away from the other four which last I knew of were being investigated as arson. There may be more I've missed this week. I've been trying to stay on top of the issue, but it's not as readily reported in the media as the things they think they can twist about to lure in hordes of "shocked" readers/viewers.

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herding cats Jul 2015 OP
AuntPatsy Jul 2015 #1
herding cats Jul 2015 #2
HooptieWagon Jul 2015 #3
freshwest Jul 2015 #4
Electric Monk Jul 2015 #5
Behind the Aegis Jul 2015 #6
romanic Jul 2015 #7

Response to herding cats (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2015, 12:23 AM

1. Sick and disgusting humans strike again

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Response to AuntPatsy (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 1, 2015, 12:25 AM

2. Yes, ma'am.

That's a strong possibility here. I admit it's my first thought as well.

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Response to herding cats (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2015, 02:37 AM

3. This makes 8 black churches burned.

 

No white churches. It's no fucking accident, it's domestic Terrorism. If the NG can be called out against protesting students, then surely it can be called out to guard churches.

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Wed Jul 1, 2015, 02:43 AM

4. Too many since the racist act of terror in Charleston. I'm suspicious, look like more...

Rightwing domestic terrorism. All fires at black churches are hate crimes until proven other in my book. This should not be discounted or ignored. I read the FBI is going over one scene as a possible hate crime. There have been sporadic pro-Confederate demonstrations since Charleston.

JMHO.

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Wed Jul 1, 2015, 02:51 AM

5. This is way beyond coincidence. I hope they catch the arsonist(s) soon and throw the book at them.nt

 

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Wed Jul 1, 2015, 02:53 AM

6. They are "flexing" their muscles.

They are cowards and yes, they are terrorists. These aren't attacks on Christians, these are attacks on all African-Americans, no matter their religious affiliation.

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Wed Jul 1, 2015, 03:10 AM

7. I hope its an accident

I hate to think cowardly racists would actually act out thier hate.

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