Black Spirituality Religion : Charleston church under fire for mass shooting payouts

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  1. Clyde C Coger Jr

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    Charleston church under fire for mass shooting payouts



    CHARLESTON, S.C. - The Charleston church where nine African-Americans were shot in what police say were racist killings has given $1.5 million of about $3.4 million in donations to family members of the victims.

    Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church is keeping about $1.8 million of donations for building maintenance, an endowment and a scholarship fund, the Post and Courier of Charleston reported ...


    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/emanuel-african-methodist-episcopal-church-victims-shooting-payouts/

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    Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston's historic district.


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    Emanuel AME distributes donations to shooting victims’ families


    ... Church leaders have said the vast majority of donations sent to Emanuel AME didn’t specify where the money should go. Therefore, church leaders opted to give family members and survivors more than $1 million in addition to roughly $280,000 that donors specified for them ...


    http://www.postandcourier.com/20160...ibutes-donations-to-shooting-victims-families

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    Emanuel AME Church has distributed to the nine victims’ families and five survivors $1.4 million it received in donations from around the world after a June 17 massacre in its fellowship hall. PAUL ZOELLER/STAFF


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    I would have assumed that the money was for the families, and not the church.

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