A Mississippi church fighting to keep its doors open amid the coronavirus pandemic burned to the ground early Wednesday morning in what is being investigated as a suspected arson.
First Pentecostal Church in the northern Mississippi community of Holly Springs is described as a total loss after it burned down in a middle-of-the-night blaze.
WATN-TV reported firefighters arrived at the church after receiving a call about the fire at around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday.
A message spray-painted on concrete outside of the church seemed to make mention of the congregation’s fight to worship freely as the church fought a government-imposed stay-at-home order.
”Bet you stay home now you hypokrits,” the painted message said.
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