Three churches have burned in St. Landry Parish since March 26. Local, state and federal officials are investigating, but have reported no leads thus far, and won’t even say if they’re related.
To read our story about the investigation, click here.
Meanwhile, social media is buzzing about the fires as networks, newspapers and celebrities post about them.
Many people are retweeting the NYT story, asking where there hasn’t been more national coverage of the events.
Here are some of the tweets about the fires:
— The King Center (@TheKingCenter) April 6, 2019
Why isn’t this all over the news?!
3 Black Churches Have Burned in 10 Days in a Single Louisiana Parish https://t.co/KXXzznDBwg
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) April 6, 2019
— The Root (@TheRoot) April 6, 2019
3 Black Churches Have Burned in 10 Days in a Single Louisiana Parish. Let’s keep paying attention and demand full investigations. Doesn’t feel random. https://t.co/bUonT4tXbp
— Linda Sarsour (@lsarsour) April 6, 2019
Places of worship are sanctuaries. For Christians #Lent is a period of reflection, opportunity to find redemption.
— Christopher Suprun (@TheChrisSuprun) April 6, 2019
This story continues to weigh heavily on my mind and in my spirit. 3 Black Churches Have Burned in 10 Days in a Single Louisiana Parish https://t.co/KdUurPbXUN
— Yolanda Pierce (@YNPierce) April 6, 2019
Who is burning the black churches in this Louisiana parish? https://t.co/kHh865qv7E
— David Beard (@dabeard) April 6, 2019