Fire at store where white supremacists met ruled arson
June 25, 2004
ReligionNewsBlog.com • Saturday June 26, 2004
No one was inside Marquiss Quality Furniture store in Bay County during the fire early Monday, and no injuries were reported.
State police Sgt. Lenny Jaskulka said investigators are treating the case as arson.
The store owners have said that their business, home and lives began being threatened after Wickstrom’s meetings were publicized.
The Christian Identity movement espouses a doctrine that whites are God’s chosen people, calls for violence against Jews and denigrates blacks and homosexuals.
A woman answering Wickstrom’s cell phone Friday said he was not available for comment, and a message left for store owners Mary and LeRoy Marquiss was not immediately returned.
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