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‘Anti-gay’ Church set on fire in shocking attack

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A church was targeted in an arson attack that is believed to have been set due to alleged anti-gay attitudes. (reword)

The incident occurred at the Providence Baptist Church in North Carolina, US.

Eight fire departments were called to the scene in the early hours of Monday morning.

Although investigations are still ongoing, it is believed that the fire was set intentionally due to potential anti-gay attitudes in the church.

Grafitti was reportedly found at the scene declaring the church an “anti-gay hate group.”

‘Anti-gay’ Church set on fire in shocking attack
(Photo: @CarolineHicksTV /Twitter)

The fire itself was contained and the damage limited to one area of the building.

In response to the graffiti and whether he was angered by the damage to the church, Pastor Ernest Richards said to Channel 9: “Our prayers are for them because we love people.”

“With our love for them, regardless of what they’ve done, we’re still going to have that compassion for people.”

‘Anti-gay’ Church set on fire in shocking attack
(Photo: @CarolineHicksTV /Twitter)

Many members of the congregation of the Providence Baptist Church have praised the church’s positive environment.

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