Sunday, January 15, 2012

Church Building Burned Down After Obama's Win Stands Again: Fitting News on Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday

I remember hearing the news in November 2008 that someone had burned down Macedonia Church of God in Christ in Massachusetts in backlash for President Barack Obama's historic win, and I thought then, "And so it begins." With Obama's election it seemed there would be a rise in white supremacist violence, and there was for a while. That's the bad news.

The good news is that the church has been rebuilt. See CNN video above. It seems fitting that its rise from the ashes is reported on Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday. He was born this day in 1929.

If you read the article at CNN, I recommend also that you skim the comments section.

1 comment:

msladydeborah said...

I am glad to see that there is still a Phoenix capacity still working in this world.

I do truly dislike people who burn books or any place of worship. It is a level of ignorance in those actions that truly irritates me.

I think that this election year is going to be very racist and ugly. I just hope that we are able to stand up to the onslaught.