‘Heartbroken and furious’: Mississippi governor condemns burning of church that opposed coronavirus restrictions

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves on Thursday condemned the burning of a church that had filed a lawsuit against state restrictions on large gatherings.

Reeves tweeted that he was “heartbroken and furious.”

“What is this pandemic doing to us?” he said. “We need prayer for this country.”

The church, First Pentecostal Church in Holly Springs, burned to the ground sometime early Wednesday morning, according to police. Grafitti was found in the parking lot reading, “I Bet you stay home now you hypokrits.” The burning is being investigated as arson.

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