Black Mississippi Church Raises $200,000 After Being Set On Fire

A community was deeply hurt when a historic black church in Greenville, Mississippi was set on fire and covered with the words “Vote Trump!” They can now start the healing process after a GoFundMe campaign has raised more than $200,000 for its restoration.

The campaign originally started with a goal of only $10,000 and has far exceeded that thanks to help from nearly 6,000 donors. 

Black Church Burned And Spray-Painted With ‘Vote Trump’

There are people being attacked in North Dakota for protecting water, historical school buildings being covered with swastikas in Virginia and churches being burned in Mississippi. Yet we’re supposed to believe we’re in 2016 and a post-racial America? Try again.

A 111-year-old black church in Greenville, Mississippi was burned and spray-painted with the words “Vote Trump” on Tuesday night. Fortunately, no one was inside Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church at the time of the fire, according to the Atlantic.

White House To Screen BET Documentary On Homophobia In Black Churches

Christianity has been a crutch of the black community for centuries now as it sheltered people from the troubles of the outside world and served as a community center. Homosexuality has been a part of humanity for much longer. However, the two have seem to conflict when brought together.

A BET documentary entitled “Holler If You Hear Me: Black and Gay In the Church” focused on the place, or lack thereof, of homosexuality specifically in black churches. The Clay Cane-produced documentary will be screened in the White House for Black History Month, according to MSNBC.

Black churches more accepting of gays, study finds

 

According to a new survey, overall acceptance of gays and lesbians in the country’s religious congregations rose significantly between 2006 and 2012, but declined in Catholic congregations.

Duke University’s National Congregations Study found the trend by interviewing representatives from 1,331 congregations in the country. 

Should pastors christen babies of unwed parents?

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Usually, you’re not turned away when coming to a church, but one single mother claims that she was fact shunned when she attempted to have her son dedicated.

Marvin Winans banned Charity Grace’s 2-year-old from participating in a special blessing at Perfecting Church in Detroit, Michigan.

She called the church a few days before the scheduled ceremony to schedule to dedication. Once the church found out that Grace was not married, they told her that Winans’ policy was that he does not bless children of unwed mothers in front of his congregation.

His action, or lack thereof, raises the question of whether or not pastors should bless babies of unwed parents.

A young orphan’s plea for adoption

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Davion Navar Henry Only is 15 years old. While most teens his age desire the next “it” item, he just wants a family.

So on Sunday, his case worker drove him to the local church in St. Petersburg.

Dressed in a black suit, Davion entered the doors of St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church in hopes of walking out as part of someone’s family.