A predominantly Black church in North Carolina was set on fire Wednesday morning, leading investigator to believe the act may qualify as a hate crime.
The blaze caused approximately $250,000 in damage at Briar Creek Baptist Church in Charlotte.”Buildings can be repaired, they can be built over,” Pastor Mannix Kinsey told WCNC. “This is the opportunity for God to touch the hearts of individuals.”
Church pastor says he forgives whoever set fire to briar creek road baptist church this morning. pic.twitter.com/mHRktD4ZKy
— Tony Burbeck WCNC (@TonyWCNC) June 24, 2015
Officials say that they have suspects under investigation, but no arrests have been made.