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Black churches burned across the South since Charleston massacre

Photo Credit: State of Alabama Fire Marshall's Office

Photo credit: State of Alabama Fire Marshal’s Office

Ever since the shooting of nine innocent and faithful members of Emmanuel AME Church by a racist killer, the country has been on edge. Confederate flags and hate have arisen to remind Black America of the racist history of the country. To show that nothing is sacred in this spiritual battle, a series of fires have been set at various Black churches.

Recent fires have already caused damage to predominantly Black churches in Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Florida.

1)  Last Monday, someone set fire to College Hills Seventh Day Adventist Church in Knoxville, Tennessee. Whoever set the fire placed bales of hay outside the doors of the church and set them alight along with the church van.

2) Last Tuesday, God’s Power Church of Christ in Macon, Georgia was burglarized, and set on fire.

3) On Wednesday, Briar Creek Baptist Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, burned in the middle of the night, causing $250,000 in damage. It took 75 firefighters to bring it under control.

4)  Friday morning in Tallahassee, Florida, at predominantly Black Greater Miracle Apostolic Holiness Church caused $700,000 in damage.

5) Also on Friday, Glover Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Warrenville, South Carolina, was partially destroyed in an overnight blaze

The church has served an important role in the community since slavery and throughout the history of Blacks in this country. Because of its role in community building, social and political issues, the church has been a favorite target of racists. No one has declared responsibility for the blazes and there is a continuing investigation as to whether these fires are hate crimes.



  1. Nigg.Newton on June 29, 2015 at 8:53 am

    But — White FOLKS say they believe in GOD…yet we know WHITE FOLKS are doing these devious acts to houses of worship.

    When will it end.

  2. Likewaterforchoc on June 29, 2015 at 9:55 am

    But white folks in the media are trying to downplay this incident in Charleston as an isolated incident by a “disturbed” young man who acted on his own. #staywoke #heainttheonlyone

  3. cupcake333 on June 29, 2015 at 11:08 am

    i find some of them may be suspicious and someone may be using this racist thing to burn down the church in order to rebuild a new one , people are evil out here , its not just the kkk that does stuff for profit and advancement ,or destruction our own people are greedy ., we all know the church harbors some of the most satanic minded people who , sleep with boys , rape women , sleep with church members wives, and destroy their own family and career in ministery over sex and money . so not saying the church is bad its the people in it . SO DONT MOVE TO FAST TO BLAME THE KKK FOR THESE FIRES IT COULD BE TOTALLY OBSET

    • Norm Bond on June 29, 2015 at 12:13 pm

      lost me at “using this racist thing”. You sound like a kkk spokesperson. and why the ALL CAPS? #shady

      • cupcake333 on June 29, 2015 at 4:56 pm

        CAPS ARE TO STRESS MY POINT … qnd you dont have to agree with ,freedom of speech is an expression, of doubt , fears fustration and questions .. and i rather ask questions than to jump on every presumably racist ban wagon rolling .. thats why blacks are so behind we fall for every thing the media pitches out there ., no one spoke of no church burnings before this incident , do you really think the kkk is dumb enough to start burning churches with eyes on them now ? i still say one too many churches that are old rotting out and need to be torn down and rebuild may have used this racial incident , and all the racial tension as an excuse to burn down their churches and get paid .. MAKES SINCE TO ME AND MANY OTHERS AND DONT YOU THINK THE INVESTIGATORS HAVE NOT CONSIDERED THIS POSSIBLITY … WE LIVE IN WORLD PEOPLE ARE DESPERATE WITH MONEY ..
        if bishop eddy long can have sex with boys pay them off , and continue to preach you bettter beliEVE satans happiest place is in the CHURCH PEACE

        • myaba on June 30, 2015 at 1:02 pm

          always a f—ing coon in the mix… shucking and defending whitey.

  4. kartel on June 29, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    Doh play with dem white people inno bcuz I aint playing wit dem motha

  5. Rebeccah Lee Getchey on June 30, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    Insurance claims and ungodly men and women of God setting there own churches on fire to keep this racial fight up and going. This is all a bit much and I don’t believe for one minute… One second that any of here are hate crimes. I believe it is all scams and setups

  6. Rebeccah Lee Getchey on June 30, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    However IF AND I DO MEAN IF there is ever any proof REAL HARD Proof that without a shadow of a doubt these fires were set by white groups and these were in fact hate crimes I will then extend my apologies. But only with hard factual proof will I believe anything of that nature. It’s probably government funded bullshit to cover up more secrets.