AMERICA WATCH: Arsonists Attack American Church Bus

Sunday, February 28, 2010 | Tag Cloud


By Worthy News North America Service 

Bible was burned by arsonists.WASHINGTON, USA (Worthy News)-- Despite tensions, Baptist Christians in the U.S. state of Tennessee prepared for worship Sunday, February 28, as local police continued to investigate an attack on a church bus by young arsonists.

Church and local authorities said a group of teens even used pages of a Bible to add fuel to Thursday's fire. "The disrespect to God's property is how we see it," said Assistant Pastor Joel Young in an interview with local television.

Charred corners of the Bible were still scattered on the Middle Tennessee Baptist Church parking lot, television footage showed.

Police said the suspects appeared to have a change of heart and tried to use the extinguisher to put out the fire. The bus apparently received only minor damage.

Assistant Pastor Joel Young said church buses are used to drive church members, which he described as an important mission. "These buses are the heartbeat of the church. Some of the buses you see go pick up children who can't get rides come to the church. We provide that for them," he said.


The extinguisher and the bible are pieces of evidence that could link authorities to the culprits, who took off before anyone could stop them, according to local police. Hopefully we'll get some information from it," added Assistant Chief Allen Swader with the Murfreesboro Fire Department.

The attack was the latest in a series of incidents, said Young, adding that the church had been vandalized several times.

Several Christian groups have suggested that an increasing number of churches and active, devoted, Christians are being attacked in the United States. In one of the bloodiest known incidents this year, two street preachers were killed.

Tite Sufra, 24, and Stephen Ocean, 23, were shot and killed January 30 in Boynton Beach in the U.S. State of Florida, where they evangelized, after meeting 18-year-old Jeriah Woody, local police said. (With Worthy News' Stefan J. Bos).

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1 thought on “AMERICA WATCH: Arsonists Attack American Church Bus”

  1. Praying!

    "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16

    Glory! Glory!

    "As far as the east is from the west, so far hath he removed our transgressions from us." Psalms 103:12


    "I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star. And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely." Revelation 22:16-17


    "Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word." Psalms 119:9


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