- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 18, 2015

Glenn Beck announced Thursday that he’s heading to Charleston, South Carolina, to support a historic black church where nine people were killed in a suspected hate crime the night before.

Police said Dylann Roof, 21, of Lexington, is in custody in Shelby, North Carolina. The suspect allegedly opened fire Wednesday night at the Emanuel AME Church, killing nine congregants. Police said the suspected gunman sat in a prayer meeting in the church for an hour before the shooting.

Mr. Beck said he plans to visit the shaken community on Friday, though he wasn’t able to give immediate details on what would happen once he got there.

“Let us no longer hide our light under bushels. Let us be lamp stands!!!!!” he wrote on Facebook. “Let’s gather tomorrow and show this community that they are loved.

“Something great begins in Charleston. It began last night after a few moments of evil, GOoD rushed in,” he continued. “Let us prop their arms up and pray together for this amazing community.”

“Join me in body, mind or spirit. Spread the word. #‎alllivesmatter‬ #‎neveragainisnow‬,” Mr. Beck concluded.

In two hours, the post had gathered more than 4,000 likes and 500 shares.

On Twitter, Mr. Beck said Martin Luther King Jr.’s niece, Alveda King, will be joining him on Friday.

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