Thursday, June 19, 2008

The thing about church fires

is that they are almost never set by Atheists.

Dallas fire officials have determined that a church fire in Oak Cliff on Monday was intentionally set and are investigating the suspected arson.

No suspects have been identified, according to Joel Lavender, a Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman.

The fire broke out about 6 p.m. at God’s New Community Church in the 300 block of Sparks Street, causing the building’s roof and walls to collapse. It was extinguished within 30 minutes.  No one was injured.

J. Wayne Johnson, the church’s pastor, said Monday the building was undergoing renovations and there was no electricity or gas hooked up to the building at the time of the fire.

He said the 10-member congregation would probably be forced to buy another church.

Source: Dallas church fire was intentionally set | Dallas Morning News

So the first thing the cops do is look at who benefits... The follow up story will be interesting.

I read reports of about 3 to 5 church fires per week. In the year I have been watching I've noticed a trend. The fires are causes by teenaged punks or the fires are caused by disgruntled church members. To a lessor degree, fires are caused by hate groups. There are no atheists making the headlines. Yet I get email every month saying we burn churches. It must be a left wing liberal conspiracy (I get email claiming this too).

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