An Arrest has been made in the Hopewell Baptist Church Burning

(Update to our previous post.)

The  Delta Democrat Times, WREG News Channel 3, and other news agencies are reporting that Andrew McClinton, 45, of Leland, Mississippi has been arrested and charged with first-degree arson in the burning of the Hopewell Baptist Church in Greenville Mississippi. McClinton is a black man, and is a member of the Hopewell church, whose congregation is predominantly African-American.


Andrew McClinton, 45 has been arrested and charged with first-degree arson.

Mississippi authorities who made the arrest have not indicated any motive for the arson. Surely, many people originally jumped to the conclusion that the arson must have been committed by a white, Trump-loving racist (the words “Vote Trump” were spray painted on the side of the church around the time it was torched). Some Hillary Clinton supporters will no doubt be privately disappointed by this new development. The arson was committed one week before the presidential election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

Hopefully an arrest will soon be made in burning of the Republican Party office in Hillsborough, North Carolina last October.

African-American Church Intentionally Set on Fire in Mississippi

By Lucius Cincinnatus

Disturbing news from Greenville, Mississippi. An African-American church was set on fire and the words “Vote Trump” were spray painted on one of its exterior walls. Thankfully, no one was inside the church at the time of the fire. This is totally unacceptable behavior and it would be nice if the person or persons responsible were apprehended immediately or at least before election day. This violent behavior has to stop before it tears our country apart. If this was done by a right-wing nut job or a Trump supporter, may he rot in jail. If this was a cynical attempt by a Hillary supporter to get out the Black vote, may he also rot….

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help the Hopewell Congregation rebuild.


The Hopewell Baptist Church was set on fire on Tuesday, November 1, 2016.