The guy who burned those Louisiana black churches


Source: Metal Injection

What happened?

In two weeks, three black churches in Louisiana caught on fire, but unlike the incident with Notre Dame Cathedral, they were the result of arson and not by some accident.

Who did it?

A 21 year-old named Holden Matthews. He’s a white dude, and son of a Sheriff Roy Matthews.

What churches got burned?

The Mary Baptist Church in Port Barre, the Greater Union Baptist Church in Opelousas, and the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Opelousas.

Why did Matthews do it?

It should be obvious why a white man would set black churches on fire, but investigators have another answer: black metal.

Black metal?

Yep, it’s a sub-genre of heavy metal that originated in Norway. You can read more about it here.

That makes no sense. Why can’t they at least suspect that racism was a factor?

The way Louisiana – or American as…

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