Church Arson, Summer Camp, and a Seed Vault for the End of the World

A roundup of stories we’re reading about the coronavirus today

  • Congregants of First Pentecostal Church in Holly Springs, Mississippi, gathered at a local Walmart in April to protest the city’s lockdown order, which they claimed was a violation of their right to free speech and worship. They also filed a lawsuit against the city. This week, the New York Times reports the church was found burned to the ground, with a message spray-painted on the ground: “Bet you stay home now…

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