November 26, 2014 8:30 am -

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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D.B. Hirsch
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63 responses to Michael Brown Sr.’s Church Burned In Ferguson, Pastor Suspects White Supremacists

  1. Tommy6860 November 26th, 2014 at 8:50 am

    And this tweet is apropos to this article:

    • Anomaly 100 November 26th, 2014 at 9:04 am

      I’m sure KKK members were touching themselves after the Grand Jury announcement.

      • Suzanne McFly November 26th, 2014 at 9:31 am

        touching themselves…………..and still finding nothing.

        • Anomaly 100 November 26th, 2014 at 9:39 am

          Poor thangs!

      • Heidi Ulrich November 27th, 2014 at 7:49 pm

        KKK members? They are only relevant for your straw man arguments or to keep the racism narrative alive in order to destroy the fragile interaction in communities with a cross section of cultures

        • Anomaly 100 November 27th, 2014 at 8:01 pm

          Don’t be an ass. The KKK still hold cross burnings, use intimidation tactics, pass out flyers in predominately black neighborhoods.

          By the way, when did you join up?

    • Spirit of America November 26th, 2014 at 9:26 am

      She’s wrong, it isn’t indicative of anything except the kkk likes the decision, that is all.
      Supporters/protesters for the brown family burned & looted… that is a pretty good indicator that the brown family endorses looting…

      But no it doesn’t. The wackos stand on their own and alone. No one can pick who does or doesn’t agree w/them on everything, no one. This ‘guilt by association’ has got to stop, no one can ‘control’ the thoughts/endorsements of others.

      Now if those jurors endorsed the kkk, that would be different, not the other way around.

      • Obewon November 26th, 2014 at 9:31 am

        “Now if those jurors endorsed the kkk”-SoA: Ferguson Grand Jury Witness Admitted Racist Views In Journal Entry

        • Spirit of America November 26th, 2014 at 9:50 am

          What’s your point… I said juror, not a witness. Not to mention, that journal also says they are trying to over come racism…

          • Mike Butkus Jr. November 26th, 2014 at 10:14 am

            ‘guilt by association’ has got to stop, no one can ‘control’ the
            thoughts/endorsements of others”. Here is my point! The guilt by association “blue print” was formed from our friend at FOX and I think it would be awesome for you to lead the charge by voicing your concerns on their web site. The message would have more clout coming from you. Good luck we are all pulling for ya!

          • Spirit of America November 26th, 2014 at 10:37 am

            I don’t know you and I don’t have any ‘friends’ at fox so what makes you think me voicing what we both agree on would have any more or less impact?

      • granpa.usthai November 26th, 2014 at 1:34 pm

        ‘…no one can ‘control’ the thoughts/endorsements of others’

        you haven’t followed the WHITE RACIST TEABAGGER REPUBLICAN KLAN very much have you?

    • Suzanne McFly November 26th, 2014 at 9:31 am

      That tweet is right on point.

      • Ayn Awnemus November 26th, 2014 at 11:47 am

        Looks great at first, turns out to be pretty weak logic. I’m sure anti-white racists celebrated the fact that a white murderer was thrown in jail for killing black teen listening to music but that doesn’t make that court’s decision wrong.

        • Suzanne McFly November 26th, 2014 at 12:15 pm

          The difference is I am not anti-white however I celebrated that the courts in Florida finally did something right. It is not weak when this logic is backed by multiple groups. This “decision” is based on one sided “evidence” and is supported by people who either feel it is okay that a young unarmed black male was killed (ie. kkk) or people who have not sought out the information that has been provided to the public since the decision has been reached and come to an educated understanding about how corrupt this court actually was, huge difference between cases.

        • granpa.usthai November 26th, 2014 at 1:31 pm

          where was a white murderer thrown in jail for killing a black teen? I know Michael Dunn was charged with attempted murder for shooting into an occupied vehicle, but I missed the part of him being charged and convicted of murder?

  2. Red Eye Robot November 26th, 2014 at 8:59 am

    Let the insurance fraud begin!

    • William November 26th, 2014 at 11:15 am

      Would you be so kind as to post some sort of proof, study, or even vague indication that this church is or has been involved in insurance fraud?
      You’re cowardly, racist, ignorant constipated mind isn’t actually proof.

    • Republicans_are_Evil November 26th, 2014 at 1:35 pm

      Did you know that false accusations of crimes are themselves crimes? You are a criminal.

      • William November 26th, 2014 at 1:56 pm

        Asking red eyed racist for a link, proof or even a qualifying statement is the fastest way to see him tuck his tail between his urine soaked legs and run away.

      • Red Eye Robot November 26th, 2014 at 7:31 pm

        You Win! that was the single weakest response I have ever read

        • Republicans_are_Evil November 26th, 2014 at 7:38 pm

          I sent your comment to the FBI tips line, and the pastor of the Church. He may be suing you. Have a happy Thanksgiving!

  3. mea_mark November 26th, 2014 at 10:07 am

    The grand jury could of prevented all this by asking for a fair and open trial. A simple request really, the truth.

    • Tori Skidori November 27th, 2014 at 2:31 am

      It’s very likely the protests/riots would have occurred anyway. “Protesters” were there even before the decision was released to protest. If he had been indicted on all counts I doubt they would have gone out for a quiet celebratory dinner. Look at how often people riot when their team wins a big game: it’s not always anger that triggers them.

  4. rational_thinking_one November 26th, 2014 at 10:09 am

    Does anyone else not see the racist stereotyping in this pastor’s assumption that “white” supremacists burned his church down?

    This is no different than someone assuming that the person that broke into their home was black. Black people have broken into homes before, right?

    • mea_mark November 26th, 2014 at 10:15 am

      You’re right, it could of just been a run-of-the-mill racist.

      • rational_thinking_one November 26th, 2014 at 10:17 am

        Why couldn’t it have been a black person? Or you assuming that a black person would never burn a building owned and operated by another black person? Surely not. Just the last two nights in Ferguson have proven that to be untrue.

        • Ayn Awnemus November 26th, 2014 at 11:56 am

          Looking at what mea_mark wrote and what you said in response, it looks like you’re the one who assumed a run-of-the-mill racist was not a black person. That was your assumption, not necessarily hers.

        • granpa.usthai November 26th, 2014 at 1:44 pm

          because black persons were in the streets protesting?
          (kinda hard being in both places at the same time – if you stop and think about it. Other than the white racist hiding behind a PD badge, where were the WHITE RACIST)?

      • Jamal Johnson November 26th, 2014 at 10:53 am

        Matt Dillon has sent you a message….MUAHAHAHAHAHAHA

      • Haywold Jeblowme November 26th, 2014 at 11:40 am

        Now now blocking is not very lady like.

    • edmeyer_able November 26th, 2014 at 10:48 am

      And I’m sure the 71 death threats he’s rec’d are from blacks as well.

      • Ayn Awnemus November 26th, 2014 at 12:04 pm

        People simply supporting one side or the other? Not necessarily racist. People angry enough to send death threats? Probably a little racism in there.

      • granpa.usthai November 26th, 2014 at 3:03 pm

        technically, if WHITE RACIST REPUBLICANS wore dark suits and called their dark suit club the blacks, or US SENATORS/CONGRESSPERSONS/SC JUSTICES etc, it could be said the threats were from the ‘blacks’.

    • William November 26th, 2014 at 11:12 am

      … pastor’s assumption that “white” supremacists burned his church down?

      Yeah where oh where would he get a crazy idea like that?

      Didn’t get this story over at the fair and balanced network or the EIB drug soaked draft dodger network huh?
      After all it’s not like the K.K.Kowards have ever burned down a church right?

      • rational_thinking_one November 26th, 2014 at 11:43 am

        My kids bikes were stolen last week? Is it safe to assume that the black kids in my neighborhood did it?

        • Haywold Jeblowme November 26th, 2014 at 11:44 am


        • William November 26th, 2014 at 12:04 pm

          Why? Is there an organization of black people steeped in racial hate who have gone on record as advocating for the theft of bikes from white people, and overtly threatened to descend on your neighborhood and do so?
          If your going to compare apples and bowling bowls, try to be a little more lucid.

        • granpa.usthai November 26th, 2014 at 2:37 pm

          why not ask your kids if the bikes were given to local law enforcements to fight against foreign terrorist like the US Military Weapons that have gone missing. If so, they’ll probably show up at the next annual WHITE RACIST REPUBLICAN FAILED ARMED OVERTHROW OF THE US GOVERNMENT along with the illegal military arms.

    • tracey marie November 26th, 2014 at 12:29 pm

      because in the past and in the present white supremacists have never said or done such a thing

    • Obewon November 26th, 2014 at 2:01 pm

      Happy birthday to your Tea Klux Klan.

    • granpa.usthai November 26th, 2014 at 2:49 pm

      not my home, but I did have a neighbor whose blonde hair blue eyed son use to break into neighborhood houses and steal things that he wanted. Money, guns, electronics and women’s undies (go figure). He would do so in the evening when the occupants were away, usually wearing dark clothing – does that count?

  5. Republicans_are_Evil November 26th, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    I bet there is no investigation.

    • granpa.usthai November 26th, 2014 at 2:43 pm

      it were the act of the REPUBLICAN WHITE RACIST GOD!
      as always,
      with the support of REPUBLICAN WHITE RACIST believers.

    • alwaysthink November 26th, 2014 at 4:44 pm

      I read that the ATF was there to investigate the fire.

    • greenfloyd November 26th, 2014 at 5:39 pm

      There must be! Our nation’s first Black President must be keenly aware that burning this church in this context, has taken this whole thing to a new level. Who ever did this must be brought to justice.

  6. greenfloyd November 26th, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    I wonder if this ties in with the murder of DeAndre Joshua Monday night?

  7. Cosmic_Surfer November 26th, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    I understand why the pastor might think it was white supremacists…Knowing Missouri like I do, the KKK and Oathkeepers making a point of being there and the fact that some of these guys (Looking at you, Krazy Klown Korps) have a history of blowing up churches with little black kids in them

  8. Spirit of America November 26th, 2014 at 10:52 pm

    Accusations are like opinions are like… well, you know the rest.
    It very well could have been a white hate group or even just a lone racist… it has been done before.
    It very well could have been black looters/arsonists, it has been done before.
    It very well could have been to set up either group, set ups have been done before.

    What I find saddening because it only brings harm, no good what so ever, are those that decide what was the cause and then defend their point of view as if the cause is fact and here is my supporting argument… just because something has been done before doesn’t mean diddley to this case.

    The truth is no one knows yet. And to get into an argument w/someone who has their point of view and both act like theirs is right really doesn’t look good to those people nor does it help.

    Posting your point of view is one thing, but to argue it before any facts are known by any one is inane.

    my view

  9. Brandt Hardin November 27th, 2014 at 4:10 am

    We were told this week that two wrongs make a right. Michael Brown was only 18 years old. He was no saint. He disobeyed a Police Officer. He struck a Police Officer. He broke the law and he should have been punished, not murdered. He should have been given a chance to reform himself through the proper channels of a justice system we’re supposed to trust. Instead, he was given a death sentence in the middle of the street. Michael will never see a day in court for his wrongs- and neither will Officer Darren Wilson for his. I was compelled to create a portrait of Michael in memoriam at to stand in solidarity with the people of Ferguson and families who’ve lost their children to sentences passed by cops in the streets.

    • wesleyangun November 28th, 2014 at 12:19 pm

      Kind of hard to get them into the “proper channels of justice” when his conduct constitutes an assault with intent to grab the cop’s weapon. Anyhow, statutory law allows that defensive use of lethal force, such as that exercised by the officer, is justified in such circumstances.

    • Thomas Reidenbach November 30th, 2014 at 9:38 am

      Oh boo hoo, poor Michael Brown. Poor thug got killed because he attacked a police officer. I shed no tears for this thug. and Brandt Hardin, you are an idiot.

      • Carla Akins November 30th, 2014 at 9:54 am

        I remember you, you’re not welcome here.

      • OldLefty November 30th, 2014 at 10:11 am

        I’m so grateful the police in MY white affluent neighborhood don’t kill the white “thugs” who behave like Michael Brown did, but feel they they should protect them from their young and stupid selves.

  10. PJM November 27th, 2014 at 4:16 am

    And the high school rivalry continues…

    • greenfloyd November 27th, 2014 at 8:23 pm

      I’ll bite. What “high school rivalry?”

  11. R.J. Carter November 28th, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    If this were the only building torched Monday night, he might have a better case.

  12. Thomas Reidenbach November 30th, 2014 at 9:36 am

    Show me vidoe of the Pastor saying he believes it was white supremacists. Thugs are the ones burning down the buildings in their own neighborhood so I am going to venture to guess that it was thugs who burnt down the church.

  13. Agent86 December 15th, 2014 at 8:35 am

    Big Fat Liar. I didn’t see any hordes of whites burning building in ferguson. This pastor is a sham bearring false witness against thy neighbor; and spreading gossip and lies. He has sinned against the Lord Most High and should repent knowing that others will accept his gossip and spread the rumors as truth as well. Repent the day of the Lord will be coming soon for sure.

    YES he said this and was speaking about it in many other churches, no vid but eye witness accounts of the speeches and NBC quoted interviews with him