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Rev. Charles Moore, Pastor Who Self-Immolated, Spent A Lifetime Protesting Injustice

posted on July 16, 2014

At The Huffington Post, Antonia Blumberg explores the motivation behind the Reverend Charles Moore’s self-immolation in Grand Saline, Texas. Notes Moore left behind show that the 79-year-old activist and Methodist pastor was deeply disturbed by social injustice, including America’s legacy of racism and his church’s legacy of homophobia. “I would much prefer to go on living and enjoy my beloved wife and grandchildren and others,” Moore wrote, “but I have come to believe that only my self-immolation will get the attention of anybody and perhaps inspire some to higher service.”

Read at The Huffington Post