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Author: Raine    Date: 06/18/2015 13:18:46

There are few words to express my sorrow about the events last night in Charleston, SC. As we all know by now, 9 people were killed at Emanuel AME Church also known as 'Mother Emmanuel'...
10 Facts About Historic “Mother” Emanuel AME Church And Its Pastor Clementa Pinckney
1) In 1816 Black members of Charleston’s Methodist Episcopal Church withdrew over disputed burial grounds and under the leadership of Morris Brown, formed a circuit of 3 churches of people of color affiliated with the newly established African Methodist Episcopal Church. Emanuel’s congregation grew out of the Hampstead Church, located at Reid and Hanover Streets.

2) In 1822 the church was investigated for its involvement with a planned slave revolt. Denmark Vesey, one of the church’s founders, had organized plans for a major slave uprising in Charleston. The plot was foiled by an informant, and Vesey was hanged, along with 36 enslaved people.

3) As a result of the revolt plot, Emanuel AME Church was burned, and laws were passed in a number of southern states restricting the movement of Black people.

4) Parishioners rebuilt the church after fire and worshipped there until 1834, when South Carolina outlawed all-Black churches.

5) The congregation had to continue worshipping underground until 1865, when the church formally reorganized. It was then that the name “Emanuel” ( meaning “God is with us”) was adopted.
Of the survivors, one is reported to have said
In an interview with NBC affiliate station WIS, a woman claiming to be Pinckney’s cousin relayed an account from a survivor in the room.

“She said that he had reloaded five different times and her son was trying to talk him out of doing that, killing people, and he just said, ‘I have to do it’ and he said, ‘You rape all women and you taking over our country and you have to go,’” Pinckney’s cousin said.

Pastor John Paul Brown of nearby Mt. Zion Church said churches in Charleston are generally welcoming of strangers.

“Charleston is called the Holy City for a reason,” Brown told msnbc. “To have that apprehension about the safety of churches, there’s just no way to lock every door and check everyone who comes in…You can’t say ‘I represent Christ, let me frisk you.’”


This tweet said it all….



My heart, it just hurts.

31 comments (Latest Comment: 06/18/2015 20:23:14 by Raine)
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Comment by Raine on 06/18/2015 13:24:15
Comment by Scoopster on 06/18/2015 13:28:20
Mornin' all..

I expect nothing but the lowest common denominator from Steve Douchey and his fellow Fux Gnus fiends.

Comment by wickedpam on 06/18/2015 13:29:02
Morning


I'm running out of words for things like this.

Comment by Mondobubba on 06/18/2015 13:29:35



Vile fuckers. That is all.

Comment by Raine on 06/18/2015 13:31:42
The paster called for guns in CHURCHES!

Comment by Mondobubba on 06/18/2015 13:35:11
Quote by Raine:
The paster called for guns in CHURCHES!



Which pastor, the Fox and Friends one?

Yeah because frightened people with guns are such a good idea.

Comment by BobR on 06/18/2015 13:37:51
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Raine:
The paster called for guns in CHURCHES!



Which pastor, the Fox and Friends one?

Yeah because frightened people with guns are such a good idea.

Nothing says "Prince of Peace" like a heavily armed congregation ready to rain down a hail of bullets.

Comment by TriSec on 06/18/2015 13:47:37
My cousin is a nwsman in Charleston- he may have broken this story. At the very least his tweets indicate he was there from the early stages. This is just crazy. Maybe the NRA is right- guns for all, and let the chips fall where they may.

Comment by clintster on 06/18/2015 13:52:39
Saw this break over my phone last night, and my heart has hurt since then. I have been to Emanuel, and for this to happen is yet another sad chapter in the history of race relations. Anyone who thinks this was anything but a racially-motivated terror incident is a fool.

Comment by Raine on 06/18/2015 14:14:20
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Raine:
The paster called for guns in CHURCHES!



Which pastor, the Fox and Friends one?

Yeah because frightened people with guns are such a good idea.
E.W. Jackson — I watched the clip and the christianity part is the LEAST offensive part of interview. Please note what I wrote in the blog about being christian means not having to stop and frisk church members. along comes EW who wants the guns in the churches.

Comment by Raine on 06/18/2015 14:18:07
Comment by Raine on 06/18/2015 15:20:16
Comment by wickedpam on 06/18/2015 15:20:47
Its starting to show up on twitter that they caught the guy in Shelby, NC

Comment by Raine on 06/18/2015 15:27:08
Quote by wickedpam:
Its starting to show up on twitter that they caught the guy in Shelby, NC

I was just seeing that too.

Glad they caught him alive.

Comment by wickedpam on 06/18/2015 15:28:14
Quote by Raine:
Quote by wickedpam:
Its starting to show up on twitter that they caught the guy in Shelby, NC

I was just seeing that too.

Glad they caught him alive.


Me too.

Comment by Will in Chicago on 06/18/2015 16:36:51
The events in Charleston, South Carolina make me mourn.



Comment by Mondobubba on 06/18/2015 17:38:50
Comment by TriSec on 06/18/2015 18:02:27
That's it- we are a fully debased society.

Comment by Mondobubba on 06/18/2015 18:08:36
Quote by TriSec:
That's it- we are a fully debased society.


Plus, we have the joy of Twitter racists saying horrible thing, because, Twitter

Comment by Raine on 06/18/2015 18:09:33
Is this going to be another effing Adam Lanza situation?

The suspect was an introverted and soft-spoken young man, according to a man who identified himself as Roof's uncle in an interview with Reuters. Carson Cowles, 56, told the news service that he told Roof's mother he thought his nephew needed to get out more.

"I said he was like 19 years old, he still didn't have a job, a driver's license or anything like that and he just stayed in his room a lot of the time," Cowles told Reuters.

Cowles told Reuters he believed Roof's father recently gifted him a .45-caliber handgun for his birthday.

Reuters also contacted a cellphone number belonging to Roof's mother, Amelia. A woman who answered told the news service, "We will be doing no interviews ever" before hanging up the phone.




Comment by livingonli on 06/18/2015 18:28:38
Quote by Raine:
Is this going to be another effing Adam Lanza situation?

The suspect was an introverted and soft-spoken young man, according to a man who identified himself as Roof's uncle in an interview with Reuters. Carson Cowles, 56, told the news service that he told Roof's mother he thought his nephew needed to get out more.

"I said he was like 19 years old, he still didn't have a job, a driver's license or anything like that and he just stayed in his room a lot of the time," Cowles told Reuters.

Cowles told Reuters he believed Roof's father recently gifted him a .45-caliber handgun for his birthday.

Reuters also contacted a cellphone number belonging to Roof's mother, Amelia. A woman who answered told the news service, "We will be doing no interviews ever" before hanging up the phone.



His facebook photo shows him wearing a jacket with the flags of Rhodesia and apartheid-era South Africa. And Fox News will continue to deny that race is not an issue except when blacks protest racism.

Comment by Raine on 06/18/2015 18:47:33
From Frances caller on Facebook:

if AMERICANS can't congregate peacefully in CHURCH without the NEED for firearms and security we have lost our freedom.



Comment by Mondobubba on 06/18/2015 18:49:41
Quote by Raine:
Is this going to be another effing Adam Lanza situation?

The suspect was an introverted and soft-spoken young man, according to a man who identified himself as Roof's uncle in an interview with Reuters. Carson Cowles, 56, told the news service that he told Roof's mother he thought his nephew needed to get out more.

"I said he was like 19 years old, he still didn't have a job, a driver's license or anything like that and he just stayed in his room a lot of the time," Cowles told Reuters.

Cowles told Reuters he believed Roof's father recently gifted him a .45-caliber handgun for his birthday.

Reuters also contacted a cellphone number belonging to Roof's mother, Amelia. A woman who answered told the news service, "We will be doing no interviews ever" before hanging up the phone.






Somebody is going to blaming emo bands here any minute now.

Twitter users who said they went to high school with Roof remembered him as a "punk rocker" who liked emo music.


Comment by Raine on 06/18/2015 19:05:08
can we stop pretending these are isolated incidents of racism?

can we stop pretending that white supremacy is not on the rise?

can we stop acting like this isn't a SEROUS fucking problem? We are going backwards in this nation.

IS it going to take a fucking church bombing to get people to pay attention?


Comment by trojanrabbit on 06/18/2015 19:15:32
Remarkable restraint the police showed in bringing in this quiet, unassuming, unfortunately mentally ill person without accidentally aerating his Roof.

Comment by trojanrabbit on 06/18/2015 19:19:51
I hope this racist pile of fecal matter gets to rot in the cell next to Tsarnaev.

Daddy needs to get some prison time for arming the little fascist as well.

Comment by Mondobubba on 06/18/2015 19:32:44
Quote by Raine:
can we stop pretending these are isolated incidents of racism?

can we stop pretending that white supremacy is not on the rise?

can we stop acting like this isn't a SEROUS fucking problem? We are going backwards in this nation.

IS it going to take a fucking church bombing to get people to pay attention?



404 error.

Comment by Raine on 06/18/2015 19:39:52
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Raine:
can we stop pretending these are isolated incidents of racism?

can we stop pretending that white supremacy is not on the rise?

can we stop acting like this isn't a SEROUS fucking problem? We are going backwards in this nation.

IS it going to take a fucking church bombing to get people to pay attention?



404 error.
original link fixed. Sorry about that. I am upset.



Comment by Mondobubba on 06/18/2015 19:53:03
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Raine:
can we stop pretending these are isolated incidents of racism?

can we stop pretending that white supremacy is not on the rise?

can we stop acting like this isn't a SEROUS fucking problem? We are going backwards in this nation.

IS it going to take a fucking church bombing to get people to pay attention?



404 error.
original link fixed. Sorry about that. I am upset.




JESUS FUCKING CHRIST.

Comment by Raine on 06/18/2015 20:23:14
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Raine:
can we stop pretending these are isolated incidents of racism?

can we stop pretending that white supremacy is not on the rise?

can we stop acting like this isn't a SEROUS fucking problem? We are going backwards in this nation.

IS it going to take a fucking church bombing to get people to pay attention?



404 error.
original link fixed. Sorry about that. I am upset.




JESUS FUCKING CHRIST.
IT's getting dangerous out there.