People reportedly affiliated with the hate group Proud Boys tore down Black Lives Matter signs belonging to churches in Washington Saturday night, setting at least one aflame. The damage to the signs came after supporters of President Donald Trump flocked to the nation’s capital.
The Callaway County Sheriff’s Department announced Thursday it arrested four teenagers for massive vandalism last week to a historic Black Baptist church founded by enslaved persons before the Civil War.
Gordon Coleman, pastor Mount Vernon Missionary Baptist Church in Callaway County, Missouri, talked with Word&Way after vandals left massive damage on Wednesday to the Black Baptist church founded by enslaved people before the Civil War.
A historic Black Baptist church in mid-Missouri originally started by enslaved Blacks before the Civil War was hit by vandals Wednesday. The significant damage to Mount Vernon Missionary Baptist Church near Holts Summit in Callaway County is significant.
‘Heil Trump’ and an anti-gay slur were scrawled on an Indiana church right after Trump’s election, leading to a national sensation. The investigation led to an unlikely suspect — and the discovery of a hate crime hoax.