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Wed Jul 1, 2015, 01:29 PM

Female pastors in Clarendon County receive letters threatening their safety

Two Clarendon County pastors say they have been targeted with threats of violence just because they are women.

The two pastors received letters where the writer used Bible verses to threaten the women, leaving them concerned about their safety. One letter was left on the front door of Society Hill AME Church on June 10th for Pastor Mary Rhodes.

“Whoever wrote this letter has taken the time to find out who I am which means you may know my children, my grandchildren, and I have no clue who you are” Pastor Rhodes said.

Four days later, Pastor Valarie Bartley received the same letter at Reevesville AME Church.

The writer, who identifies as Apostle Prophet Harry Leon Fleming, says in the letter that “the woman cannot be head of the man in church, home and the world.”

“A lot of people do not respect female pastors,” Pastor Rhodes said. “Sexism in the church has been around for the longest time and it always gets, to my opinion, sort of hidden under the other issues that are there.”

Investigators from the Clarendon County Sheriff's Office say that one other church led by a female pastor also received the letter.


http://www.wbtv.com/story/29446127/female-pastors-in-clarendon-county-receive-letters-threatening-their-safety?clienttype=generic

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2015, 01:34 PM

1. Stalking

 

I hope the police take this seriously. This is stalking. They need to find this guy and have a serious conversation with him. They need to make him fear the law more than he fears the Wrath O' God stuff.

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2015, 01:35 PM

2. Like i have said, teaparty, aka American Taliban, hates Women, Gays, Minorities.

They are actively trying to figure out a way to kill or destroy these groups of people without having to pay a price for it.

Their hate and defiance is real

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Response to ismnotwasm (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2015, 01:35 PM

3. Two-fer.

Must feel like Christmas to the neanderthals when they can hit a woman and a black with one slap...or torch as the case may be.

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Response to brer cat (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 1, 2015, 01:37 PM

4. God-- that's what I was thinking

These women are courageous in the face of terror. And yes--this is terrorism

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