CHURCH IN­VOLVED IN MASS SHOOT­ING TO BE DE­MOL­ISHED

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The Texas church where more than two dozen peo­ple were killed by a gun­man dur­ing Sun­day ser­vices will be de­mol­ished, the pas­tor said.

Pas­tor Frank Pomeroy told lead­ers of the South­ern Bap­tist Con­ven­tion this week that it would be too pain­ful to con­tinue us­ing First Bap­tist Church as a place of wor­ship.

A na­tional South­ern Bap­tist spokesman said Pomeroy dis­cussed the plan with the de­nom­i­na­tion’s top ex­ec­u­tives.

The spokesman, Sing Old­ham, said the pas­tor de­scribed the build­ing as “too stark of a re­minder” of the mas­sacre. Pomeroy ex­pressed hope he could turn the site into a me­mo­rial for the dead and put up a new build­ing.

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