Michael Brown Sr.’s Church Burned In Ferguson, Pastor Suspects White Supremacists
The Missouri church where Michael Brown’s father was baptized over the weekend was torched on Monday night and the pastor suspects white supremacists wanted to punish him for his support of the Brown family.
[su_center_ad]Rev. Carlton Lee told NBC News that he believes Flood Christian Church was targeted because he has repeatedly called for the arrest of Officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot unarmed teenager Michael Brown, but was not indicted by a grand jury.
“I’m very vocal in regards to the Michael Brown case,” Lee said.
Lee has participated in rallies and press conferences with Michael Brown Sr.
While about a dozen buildings in Ferguson burned, the church which is on a section of where other buildings were unscathed, went up in flames.
“The police called me and told me the church was on fire,” Lee said. “I was in complete disbelief. I didn’t think anyone would set a church on fire.”
“I feel like one of my children has died. I put my blood, my sweat, my tears into this church, getting this church built from the ground up. To see that it was taken down in a few minutes is really heartbreaking,” he said.
After telling Michael Brown Sr. about the extensive damage done to the church, he said, “He was just devastated again.”
“Sunday, we do the baptism, Monday, the church is one fire. It just doesn’t add up,” he said.
Brown has pledged to help in repairing the damage.
“We rebuild,” Lee said. “We do not stop.”
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