Church That Refused To Shutdown During Lockdown Gets Burnt Down
This pandemic has people on edge. The MSM is making it out like the Corona Virus is a death sentence and has many snitching on their non-compliant neighbors, that are not abiding by the social distancing rules. So of course when a North Mississippi Church refused to abide by the lockdown rules and remained open it was likely a crazed lib that burned it down. Luckily no one was hurt.
“We do believe that based on the evidence and what we have seen at the scene and on top of the hill this was an arson,” said Kelly McMillen, Marshall County official. Pastor Jerry Waldrop was unsure what to do from here because the church is a total loss.
“We are going to keep the faith, and we're going to keep doing what we have always done, and maybe not on this location,” said Waldrop. “I'll get with our faithful people, and maybe we'll rent a building or whatever we need to do for the time being.”
"The First Pentecostal Church of Holly Springs was vandalized, which caused an explosion to the rear of the facility. Authorities are investigating the vandalism as a criminal act of arson.
One message spray-painted on the church property read, "I bet you stay home now you hypokrits [sic]." Stephen Crampton, an attorney for the church, told WHBQ-TV on Thursday that the unknown vandal or vandals spray-painted the church and set it on fire.
"There was a major explosion in the back of the church that blew out the front," Crampton said.
"We're in a time where I don't think it's any secret that there's a growing hostility toward churches, across the board," Crampton said. "And now, here are churches like First Pentecostal that are sort of stirring up the waters by being outspoken and somewhat firm about seeking to protect their Constitutional rights."
He added, "They've had bad comments [sent their way] on social media. ... There is just a segment that takes issue with the church standing up, and the church just being the church."
The Corona Virus is dangerous for the elderly and those that are at high risk. But an economic collapse will hurt everyone equally across the board. Our economy is recovering more and more as States open. We just need to keep to the safety guidelines the best we can as we open. Best of both worlds our economy opens and we prevent any further spreading.