Arson Destroyed Gay-Friendly Church, HFD Rules
Photo from KPRC
The fire that gutted the gay-friendly Servant-Savior Presbyterian Church was intentionally set, Houston Fire Department spokesman Patrick Trahan tells Hair Balls.
Investigators have classified it as "incendiary," meaning it was not accidental.
The intense blaze was spotted a little after 11 p.m. last night. The church, a small wooden building near Beltway 8 and I-45 South, was immediately engulfed. The remnants have since been torn down.
The church's website says "We welcome people of any nationality, race, sexual orientation, or religious affilitation. As a More Light Church, we see diversity as one of God's many blessings to the community and we choose to further this understanding through our presence and actions in the world."
The are what's called an "open and affirming" church, meaning they welcome gays, bisexuals, transgenders, and anyone else.
Trahan said further information on the investigation would be available later this afternoon. We'll update after we talk to him.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss Houston Press' biggest stories.
- Chron Endorses a Homophobe for the HISD School Board, Again
- Ratings Wars: 5 Reasons the Texans Will Outpace the Astros on TV Thursday Night
- Colts-Texans, Week 5 — Four Things to Watch For