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    Thumbs down Church burns in Summerville SC, Pastor charged with arson

    Bethel AME Church destroyed by fire
    SUMMERVILLE- Photo Gallery of the Blaze: Generations of families mourned the loss Thursday of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church, gutted by an early morning fire in what authorities suspect is an escalation of three recent vandalisms.

    PHOTO GALLERY OF BLAZE ON BOTH STORIES


    Pastor and his wife charged with arson
    SUMMERVILLE- Police have made an arrest in last week's church fire in Summerville. Summerville Police confirm that they have arrested the pastor, Reverend Harold Hunter and his wife, Patricia Hunter. They've both been charged with Second Degree Arson.
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    I think if you read the reports from the BATFE Church Arson Task Force, you will find two interesting pieces of information. First, that there was zero evidence to show there was any conspiracy to burn black churches in the South. Second, there were a surprising number of these fires where church members or staff members were responsible.

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    Just in time for Arson Awareness Week (though this year's theme is School Arson, A Burning Subject):

    May 1 - May 7

    www.USFA.FEMA.gov
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