A series of churches have been targeted in Arizona by Satanists. A half a dozen fires in four churches have been set. Bibles have been found burned and in one case the words, “Hail Satan” were carved into a metal gate.
Satanists Set Bibles Ablaze on Church Doorsteps in Apparent Hate Crime
By David Schwartz
Arizona authorities are probing a series of arson fires at suburban Phoenix churches as possible hate crimes after an apparent arsonist set Bibles alight on church doorsteps, police said on Thursday.
Authorities said up to six small fires were touched off at four churches in Mesa, Arizona, since mid-May by burning the books, said police spokeswoman Sergeant Diana Williams. The fires caused only minimal damage.
In one instance, a pastor said the words “HAIL SATAN” were carved into a metal gate near one of the burned Bibles. Police have declined to confirm the details of that incident.
Mesa police said the first arson fire was reported on May 11 at the Mesa Baptist Church, followed by another at the church on May 17. Those blazes were ignited near a back door to the gymnasium on the sprawling four-acre grounds of the Mesa Baptist Church, Senior Pastor Mark Rice said.
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