Andrew McClinton set his own church on fire. Why? Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.
“A 45-year-old member of a black church in Greenville, Mississippi, is in custody for burning it down in November, when the words “Vote Trump” were also spray painted on its side.
The Associated Press reported Wednesday that Andrew McClinton, of Leland, Mississippi, is scheduled to appear in court Thursday on a single charge of first-degree arson of a place of worship. The Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church was destroyed by the Nov. 1 fire.
McClinton, who’s African American, is a member of the church, Hopewell Missionary Baptist Bishop Clarence Green told the AP.
Mississippi Insurance Commissioner Mike Cheney, who also serves as the state’s fire marshal, told the AP that investigators don’t believe McClinton’s crime was politically motivated, but added that “there may have been some efforts to make it appear politically motivated.”
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