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Re: Fire!
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2019, 06:53:39 pm »
Thanks, Curtis. My mom, who lives in St. George, was just telling me about it.  You have to ask, "Why?" What can someone possibly gain by such an act?
 

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Re: Fire!
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2019, 07:24:34 pm »
Does St. George have homeless or street people who might hang out near buildings & start fires with trash, found wood, or other objects, etc. to get warm or heat food in the winter? This is a huge problem in many urban areas, where people on the street have destroyed buildings that were vacant or under construction, or caused wildfires, with warming or cooking fires (often IN a bldg ::) ) that they couldn't control or left without extinguishing.
 

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Re: Fire!
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2019, 11:29:20 pm »
That's awful, curlybat. I'm so sorry to hear about that. I saw the headline earlier today on the Deseret News app, but didn't have time to read the article. To have it affect someone I know hits really close to home. Would your ward have met in that building?

Curelom, what you suggest is certainly possible, but according to the article, the evidence (burn patterns and presence of an accelerant) points toward it having been deliberately set.
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Re: Fire!
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2019, 02:48:08 am »
My mom and sister's ward met in the stake center.  We were looking forward to construction being completed in a couple months. 

There has not been any issue with homeless people in this area.  Regrettably, I am sure this was intentional.
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Re: Fire!
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2019, 12:58:28 pm »
How sad that someone would do that. And disappointing to those that were looking forward to the new building.
 

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Re: Fire!
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2019, 11:05:09 pm »
I was talking to my mom in St. George this evening. She said it has been amazing how other faiths have joined in solidarity with the LDS community--mourning the burning of a chapel.
 
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Re: Fire!
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2019, 06:10:15 am »
Have they found the perp?
 
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« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2019, 08:35:40 pm »
My mom said they have made an arrest. I haven't heard anything on the Utah news other than the investigation is still ongoing.
 
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Re: Fire!
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2019, 02:15:00 am »
I was talking to my mom in St. George this evening. She said it has been amazing how other faiths have joined in solidarity with the LDS community--mourning the burning of a chapel.

That's one of the great things about religious groups. I mean legitimate ones, not fringe or extremist ones. Most people associated with religious institutions are good folks who sympathize when something bad happens to another one. Think of the accounts we hear of churches, synagogues, mosques, etc. offering space to each other in an emergency, or different religions holding a joint service in the event of a major disaster (like the Paradise wildfire where almost every church in town was destroyed).

In one ward where I know a number of people, they let a nearby Jewish congregation use the building during repairs on the synagogue. There weren't many scheduling issues since the worship days were different. There was a painting of Christ on the chapel wall & the Jewish folks put a drape over it during their services & took it down afterward. There wasn't any arguing that "You need to take it down for us" vs. "You're being blasphemous by covering it." :D
 
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Re: Fire!
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2019, 02:44:49 am »
I've read a number of accounts of one congregation or another offering space to those from a different religion or sect. I love it! I think it's an excellent way to show what your own religion is about, at least in part.

In Sri Lanka, we had a missionary couple whose sole purpose was to spend money in the country on the poor and needy. They bought wheelchairs, had wells built, helped with building houses, and even provided building materials for a Catholic church that had been heavily damaged. The Catholics were surprised that the Mormons would help, but why not?
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« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2019, 10:21:37 pm »
 
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