After the disastrous fire at Notre Dame in Paris and the supportive tweets by Donald Trump and Mike Pence, Twitter users gathered in America to lend their dollars to the three black churches that had been burned down earlier this month by a hate crime of a arsonist.
A GoFundMe page named & # 39; Seventh District Baptist Church Fires St Landry & # 39; has received just under $ 480,000 for the three black churches in Louisiana that were burned down by 21-year-old Holden Matthews. It has a goal of $ 1.8 million to be distributed among the three churches.
& # 39; The host of this campaign is the Seventh District Baptist Association, a 149-year-old non-profit religious organization & # 39 ;, is on the page.
A GoFundMe named & # 39; Seventh District Baptist Church Fires St Landry & # 39; received just under $ 480,000 for the three black churches in Louisiana that were burned down by 21-year-old Holden Matthews
The St. Mary Baptist Church was set on fire by the arsonist
& # 39; We collaborate with the governor of Louisiana, local leaders, elected officials, the churches involved and their predecessors, other faith organizations, and the community to ensure that 100% of all funds raised are distributed equally among the three churches involved & # 39;
The fundraiser was created on April 10, the same day that Holden Matthews was arrested for the attacks that took place over a 10-day period in Opelousas, Louisiana
The fundraiser was made on April 10, the same day that Holden Matthews was arrested for the attacks that took place over a 10-day period in Opelousas, Louisiana.
The the first eruption in St. Mary Baptist Church took place on March 26 in Port Barre, a town just outside Opelousas.
Days later, the Greater Union Baptist Church and Mount Pleasant Baptist Church were burned in Opelousas. Each was more than 100 years old.
And while the GoFundMe had been running for a few days, he got the steam on Tuesday when Twitter users noticed how silent Trump had been on the attacks, while he was quite frank about his help with the reconstruction of Notre Dame.
Trump issued a statement on Tuesday – via the White House – appealing to 9/11 and saying that the bells of the cathedral would ring again.
& # 39; France is the oldest ally of the United States, and we gratefully remember the toll of the Notre Dame bells on September 12, 2001, in solemn recognition of the September 11 tragic attacks on American soil. Those bubbles will sound again, & said the White House.
While the GoFundMe had been running for a few days, users noted how silent President Donald Trump had been in the attacks, while he was quite frank about his help with the reconstruction of Notre Dame
Neither Trump nor Pence commented on the black churches allegedly burned down by Holden. They have been approaching about their help at Notre Dame
The statement claimed that the United States would assist in the rehabilitation of this irreplaceable symbol of Western civilization.
On twitter, Mike Pence offered his words of support to Paris and said: & Notre Dame is an iconic symbol of faith for people around the world – and it is heartbreaking to see a house of God in flames. Our thoughts and prayers are with the firemen on stage and with all the people of Paris. & # 39;
Neither has commented on the black churches reportedly burned down by Holden.
& # 39; The rebuilding of Notre Dame will be well funded & # 39 ;, said journalist Yashar Ali. & # 39; In the past month, three historically black churches in Louisiana were destroyed by a racist arson. He has been accused of hate crimes, but these churches need your help. Please join in the donation. & # 39;
& # 39; If your TL is full of the incineration of Notre Dame, but you have not heard of the Black churches in Louisiana being burned this month, I hope you will think about how epistemological violence works, & # 39 ; another user added. & # 39; Privileged stories have privileged pain – while they erase the pain of the oppressed. & # 39;
& # 39; The rebuilding of Notre Dame will be well funded & # 39 ;, said journalist Yashar Ali. & # 39; In the past month, three historically black churches in Louisiana were destroyed by a racist arson. He has been accused of hate crimes, but these churches need your help. Please participate in donating & # 39;
Writer and activist George Johnson claimed: & # 39; Congress, both current and former, are more outspoken about Notre-Dame Cathedral than the white supremacist of an agent who burned down 3 black churches. & # 39;
& # 39; Mike Pence immediately tweeted about the fire in Notre Dame Cathedral & # 39 ;, user Denizcan James said. & # 39; I cannot remember that Pence once mentioned the three historically black churches that were burned down by a white supremacist / domestic terrorist. Speaks volumes. & # 39;
Bishop Talbert Swan said: This stupid, gas-lighted, doltic, Nazi-defending, white supremacist, poltroon tweet about the #NotreDameCathedralFire, but said nothing about a white supremacist who burns down 3 black churches in Louisiana. & # 39;
& # 39; The GOPers who have their & # 39; sorrow & tweeting about the tragic fire in Notre Dame never told their sadness about the 3 historically black churches being burned down by a white supremacist who is also the son of a sheriff, & # 39; Ricky Davila.
Holden Matthews, who had no previous criminal record, was arrested on Wednesday on three allegations of arson of a religious building.
Prosecutors filed documents on Monday and added three more indictments, in which Matthews was accused of violating Louisiana & hate crime legislation.