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  • Man arrested for threatening to burn down Bapt. church

    by Mark Maynard/Kentucky Today , posted Friday, November 03, 2017 (one year ago)

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    BENTON, Ky. (BP) -- A man who reportedly claimed to be a member of the Ku Klux Klan has been arrested for allegedly threatening to burn down a Southern Baptist Church in western Kentucky.

    Dustin Wright, 24, of Calvert City, was charged Wednesday (Nov. 1) with terroristic threatening and taken to the local jail. Read More

  • NAMB fund to assist burned black churches

    by Mike Ebert and Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, July 02, 2015 (3 years ago)

    The North American Mission Board has established a fund to help African American churches that have been damaged or destroyed by fire in the past two weeks.

    Fires at seven black churches have fueled discussions of racial hatred, as the first occurred within a week of the June 17 massacre of nine black Christians by a 21-year-old white supremacist at a Charleston church. Read More

  • N.C. black Baptist church fire ruled arson

    by Staff, posted Thursday, June 25, 2015 (3 years ago)

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BP) -- A June 24 fire at Briar Creek Road Baptist Church in Charlotte, N.C., has been ruled arson. Investigators are trying to determine whether the fire at the mainly African American congregation was also a hate crime.

    No one was in the Southern Baptist church at the time of the 1 a.m. fire that took 14 fire engines and 75 firefighters more than an hour to get under control, the Charlotte Observer newspaper reported on the day of the fire. Two firefighters were treated for heat-related injuries, one onsite and the other as an outpatient at an area hospital. Read More