497. Mississippi Man Pleads Guilty To Hate Crime Hoax SPLC Used To Slam Trump / Eventually, the SPLC had to append an Editor’s Note to its story, which reads in big bold letters: “In December 2016, a suspect, a member of the church, was arrested in connection with the crime, and a / 2019-03-30
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The man who set the fire, 47-year-old Andrew McClinton, is African-American and a member of the church. On Thursday, he pleaded guilty to arson.