Last Friday while many of us were celebrating the Supreme Court decision making marriage equality law across the USA, two black churches in the South were burned down. That came on the heels of two others in the days just before. Via FaithGardner at Daily Kos, here’s the list:
- College Hill Seventh Day Adventist church in Knoxville, Tennessee on June 21st
- God’s Power Church of Christ in Macon, Georgia on June 23rd
- Briar Creek Baptist Church in Charlotte, North Carolina on June 24th
- Fruitland Presbyterian Church in Gibson County, Tennessee on June 24th
- Greater Miracle Temple church in Tallahassee, Florida on June 26th
- Glover Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Warrenville, South Carolina on June 26th
UPDATE: A seventh black church, not in the South, was burned down on June 27th: College Heights Baptist Church in Elyria, Ohio.
It’s hard to say we live in a “post racial” society when black churches are being burned like this. While non-bigots everywhere can rejoice that the Confederate battle flag looks as though it is finally being dumped into the ashbin of history in most places, we still have this sort of blatant and violent racism on display.
If you need further proof, have a look at this video from a “Confederate Flag Parade” in Georgia over the weekend:
[CC photo credit Muncara|Flickr]