Last month an African American church in Mississippi was burned and left with the words “vote Trump” painted on the side. But guess what… It was all a hoax.
They finally caught the guy who did it. He’s a member of the church.
The Daily Caller reports:
Black Man Burned African-American Church, Painted ‘Vote Trump’ On The Walls
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 to repair the facility.
Here’s more from WJTV:
1 charged with arson after Greenville church burned, spray painted ‘Vote Trump’
Authorities have made an arrest after a Greenville church was set on fire in November.
According to Warren Strain, the Communication Director for the Mississippi Department of Public Safety, Andrew McClinton was arrested by Greenville Police. He is charged with one count of first-degree arson of a place of worship.
Strain said McClinton attended the church. He was taken into custody Wednesday.
Hopewell M.B. Church was burned November 1 and the words “Vote Trump” were painted on the building.
Authorities said he is being held in the Washington County Detention Center awaiting his initial appearance.
How could someone go to such lengths over politics.
Think of the poor parishioners who now have no church at Christmas time.