Governor Tate Reeves is condemning a church fire that’s being investigated as arson.
First Pentecostal Church in Holly Springs burned Wednesday about a month after it filed a lawsuit challenging city restrictions on gatherings amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Investigators found graffiti at the burned church that read “bet you stay home now you hypocrites.”
The governor said Thursday that the situation makes him furious.
The church’s lawsuit alleges police officers disrupted a church Bible study and Easter service.
A city attorney says nearly 40 worshippers weren’t practicing social distancing inside the church when a violation citation was issued.