Monday, October 26, 2015

7 Churches Burned in St. Louis: 'Racism is Alive,' Pastor Says

From St. Louis-

Several St. Louis, Missouri religious leaders believe that racism is the motive for seven church burnings throughout the area since the beginning of October.

According to the Christian Post, police believe that a person or group of people have targeted the churches, which, vary in denomination. Authorities have yet to declare the burnings a hate crime.

"Holy God … if we ever needed a wake-up call to believe that racism is alive in St. Louis — if this is not it, I don't know what it could be," Rev. Mike Kinman, an Episcopal priest at St. Louis' Christ Church Cathedral, told the Post.

Since Oct. 8, seven churches have been torched, the latest of which, occurred Oct. 17 and have noticed similarities in the burnings.

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