I came across a brief article saying that the Minnesota Temple had been lit on fire by an arsonist. Something about this article peaked my interest:
Smoke and fire were reported in the front entry of [the] temple shortly before 3 a.m. Wednesday... authorities don't believe the case is a hate crime. (Emphasis added.)
Excuse me? How is it not a hate crime to light a church on fire? If you singled out a church as the object of your "burning passions" (pardon the expression), then you were trying to make a statement! I don't suppose it could have been any of those folks who are upset with the Church's current nationwide stance on gay marriage, could it? Of course not.
Now, if this were an exclusively Black church, there would be no doubt it was a hate crime. We must have too many White folks in the Church right now to afford that claim.