Over the weekend I continued to follow the news about the church fires in Alabama because I wanted to see if the media is going to cover these tragedies or just sweep them under the rug. Well, on Saturday morning I found that people are calling for the President to do some investigating and today I found that there are more church fires!
Let's look at the latest news first. According to CBS news website ...
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said someone threw an incendiary device at a Church of God in Glencoe, Ala., Sunday morning and caused minor damage to the outside of the building. A church member found the fire early enough to stop extensive damage.
The agency is calling a Friday night fire at a Christian business warehouse arson as well and is investigating a possible intentional blaze at a Methodist church on the University of Alabama campus in Tuscaloosa.
On Friday there was a call to President Bush to help in the investigation of these church fires. One organization that is calling for the President's help is the National Coalition for Burned Churches and Community Empowerment - Here is their statement in pdf form.
In light of the two recent fires, I want to urge everyone reading this blog to write about it on your blog and link back to us. This story isn't going away, and it's time that these crimes be called what they are - hate crimes towards Christians.