BREAKING NEWS! Massive Fire At Faith Lutheran Church in Massachusetts. Officials Not Sure If Any Activist Groups Targeting Christians Involved!
: A massive fire has broken out at the Faith Lutheran Church in Cambridge Massachusetts and as of the last minutes, it was reported that the fire is still raging despite the fire having started a few hours ago.
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The Cambridge Fire Department first tweeted about the multi-alarm fire at Faith Lutheran Church on Broadway shortly before 5:30 p.m.
According to the church's website, Faith Lutheran held a classic Easter service at 10 a.m.
Fire crews are fighting to contain a fire coming from inside Faith Lutheran Church in Cambridge, Massachusetts, according to district authorities.
Smoke can be seen billowing from the church as firefighters try to stop the spread of the fire.
Officials say the church was empty when the fire started, but there is no word yet on if anyone was injured.
They also could not comment if it was the work of arson or if any activist groups were involved that were targeting Christians.
Officials have closed these streets as crews attempt to stop the fire:
Broadway from Inman to Columbia
Prospect from Harvard Street to Saint Mary's / Gardener
Tremont from New Hampshire to Broadway
Cambridge, Massachusetts was shaken on Sunday when a massive fire broke out at Faith Lutheran Church, mere hours after its Easter service concluded. The alarming scene unfolded around 5:30 p.m., with the Cambridge Fire Department swiftly arriving to tackle the rapidly escalating inferno. The church, a beloved local institution and home to the vital Faith Kitchen program, was fortunately empty at the time, with no injuries reported.
The church is a congregation of the New England Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America that is known to have strong views against transgenders and it is not known if any Trans activist groups were behind the fire.
Recently in Nashville, a transgender shot dead and killed three young children and three adults at a Christian school in what seems to be a deliberate and planned attack against Christians according to various U.S. News
As thick smoke billowed from the church and flames roared through its steeple, onlookers watched with a mix of shock and sadness.
The fire escalated to six alarms, prompting authorities to close several nearby streets as firefighters battled the blaze through the night. With the cause of the fire still unknown, the community is left grappling with the implications of this devastating event.
Faith Lutheran Church has been a pillar of the community for years, providing spiritual nourishment and practical support to its congregation and neighbors alike. Among its many initiatives, Faith Kitchen has cooked and served meals for people in need for nearly 12 years, partnering with Temple Beth Shalom, local restaurants, and other community members.<
The congregation's pastor, Rev. Robin Lutjohann, spoke with media at the scene, expressing sadness, concern, and ultimately faith in the face of adversity. "Even though this is a huge blow to us, and even though I'm filled with sadness and worry at the same time, I know that God is with us, and we will trust God to lead us forward," Lutjohann said.
The pastor's concern extends to the future of the church building, as he and his congregation consider the daunting task of restoration. Jeanne Garrison, the wife of the church's former pastor Rev. Timothy J. Stein, who passed away in July, was also present during the fire. Reflecting on her late husband's love for the church, she expressed gratitude that he didn't have to witness the blaze, which would have broken his heart.
As the community comes together to support one another and assess the damage, the spirit of Faith Lutheran Church remains strong. Garrison poignantly noted that while the church is not the building, the physical structure has been deeply important to the community. As they face the challenge of rebuilding, it is clear that the strength of their faith and love for one another will guide them through these trying times.
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