“VOTE TRUMP” PAINTED ON BLACK CHURCH
CNN reported late Wednesday evening:
Police are investigating the burning of a black church in Mississippi during which vandals spray-painted “Vote Trump” on an exterior wall.
A 911 call reporting the fire at Hopewell Baptist Church in Greenville came in at about 9:15 p.m. Tuesday, police said. Firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze.
Most of the damage to the 111-year-old church was to the sanctuary, pastor Carilyn Hudson said at a news conference.
“We do believe that God will allow us to build another sanctuary in that same place,” she said, though the extent of the damage was unclear.
There were no reports of injuries; no one had been in the building since about 1 p.m. Tuesday, Hudson said.