All the media outlets that so gleefully recently reported on the burning of a black church in Greenville, Mississippi, assumedly by a right-wing nut-job who spray-painted the words “Vote Trump” on the church, are now tragically deflated. Turns out, it was an African-American member of that churches congregation that torched his own place of worship.
Knock me over with a feather. Gee, I am so stunned. That’s what I suspected would be the case when I first heard of the act.
Mississippi Department of Public Safety spokesman Warren Strain (!) said that Andrew McClinton (!), of Leland, Mississippi, has been charged with first-degree arson of a place of worship. McClinton has since been arrested. The Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church of Greenville was burned and vandalized on November 1st, one week prior to the presidential election.
In the majority of instances over the past decade or so, the burning of “black churches” has been perpetrated by blacks to engender race hatred, not by whites as an example of it.
As President Obama warns, beware of “fake news.”