. . .A church in North Mississippi was destroyed after an explosion caught the building on fire.
What was left of the First Pentecostal Church was still smoldering five hours after the fire started.
Investigators said they picked up multiple spray paint cans that may have been used for graffiti and that there was a large explosion near the back of the building that blew out the front. . .
I am heartbroken and furious. In Mississippi, a church was just burned to the ground. They had been trying to open services. There was graffiti on the lot which read “Bet you stay home now you hypocrites.”
What is this pandemic doing to us? We need prayer for this country. pic.twitter.com/TdGHqs9evv
— Tate Reeves (@tatereeves) May 21, 2020
The church recently filed a federal lawsuit against Holly Springs after the city cited Waldrop for violating the stay at home order by having services in the church instead of a drive-up service on a stormy Easter Sunday.
The church claimed the restriction violates its First Amendment rights. (Read more from “After Refusing to Close Down During Lockdown, Church Burned to the Ground” HERE)