Last year, African-American churches were burning in the South and people were left scratching their heads. Tuesday night, something different happened at sometime after 11:00 p.m. when authorities in Mississippi responded to a call about a church burning. This time, a political message was left on the smoldering building. “Vote Trump” was spray painted across the side of the church.
Someone set Hopewell M.B. Church on fire at 9:00 p.m. Monday in Greenville, Mississippi, causing significant damage to the building, according to officials.
The Mississippi Fire Marshal’s Office and the FBI are investigating the arson attack.
Mayor Errick D. Simmons, Greenville Fire Chief, Washington County Sheriff and other local state and federal law enforcement agencies are holding a press conference Wednesday at 10:30 a.m.
The press conference will be held at the Greenville Fire Department Headquarters.
We’re sure that Trump supporters will say a Hillary voter tried to set them up to make it appear that the GOP presidential nominee’s base is racist. We only need to point to the behavior of Trump supporters to prove them wrong.
According to a poll released in June, Trump supporters are more likely to hold negative views of African-Americans than those who support any other candidate.
Meanwhile, Trump’s call to dispatch poll watchers in urban areas isn’t working out for him. Black voters remain defiant and are turning out in big numbers for early voting.
“It is absolutely racist,” said Rev. Alyn E. Waller of Ebon Tabernacle Baptist Church, Philadelphia’s largest black congregation. “He fundamentally believes that we are less than who he is, and therefore capable of robbing and stealing and being dangerous.”
Neo-Nazi leader Andrew Anglin is following Trump’s call to police the polls. Anglin plans to get thousands of poll-watchers across all 50 states to watch the polls and touts plans to set up hidden cameras at polling places in Philadelphia and hand out liquor and marijuana in the city’s “ghetto” on Election Day in order to induce residents to stay home. Because white people never smoke weed, amirite?
More hate groups are operating in deep red Mississippi relative to its population than in any other state.
The Ku Klux Klan on Tuesday officially endorsed Donald Trump for president. Trump has emboldened the very worst of our society. He’s awakened the most divisive part of our country. That said, not only does Donald need to be handily defeated on election day but everything connected with his brand needs to go down – just like the Trump supporter did to that church, without the fire. He needs to crumble, ending up in a fetal position on the floor sucking his tiny thumb.
Don’t forget to vote.
Images Angie Quezada, Delta Daily News.