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Pastor Brad Atkins of First Baptist Church of Powdersville, South Carolina.

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Doug Richey, pastor of Pisgah Baptist Church in Excelsior Springs, Missouri — and a candidate for the Missouri House of Representatives.

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In this Thursday, April 20, 2017, photo, Flint resident Adam Murphy and two of his children listen closely after his wife, Christina, voiced her opinions in ongoing issues with the Flint water crisis during a town hall meeting at House of Prayer Missionary Baptist Church, in Flint, Mich. (Jake May/The Flint Journal-MLive.com via AP)

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ADVANCE FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 5 AND THEREAFTER - In a Feb. 19, 2017 photo, congregants join in the worship during Sunday morning services at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Orange, Texas. In honor of Black History Month, part of Rev. C.W. Crawford's message to the congregation was on the role the church has played within the community as the first established Black church in Orange, and the part it continues to play in bettering the lives of those within the community. (Kim Brent/The Beaumont Enterprise via AP)

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ADVANCE FOR SUNDAY, MARCH 5 AND THEREAFTER - In a Feb. 19, 2017 photo, the youth choir sings during Sunday morning services at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Orange, Texas. In honor of Black History Month, part of Rev. C.W. Crawford's message to the congregation was on the role the church has played within the community as the first established Black church in Orange, and the part it continues to play in bettering the lives of those within the community. (Kim Brent/The Beaumont Enterprise via AP)

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ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, JAN. 29 - In this Jan. 7, 2007 photo, firefighters battle a blaze set by an arsonist that burns The Memorial Baptist Church in Greenville, N.C. When fire swept through The Memorial Baptist Church a decade ago, Randy McKinney had only been pastor there for six months. He was still working to get to know many people. But through that fire, McKinney forged friendships outside the walls of the church, friendships that most likely never would have been kindled if not for the tragedy. (The Daily Reflector/The Daily Reflector via AP)

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ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, JAN. 29 - This undated photo shows The Memorial Baptist Church in Greenville, N.C. When fire swept through The Memorial Baptist Church a decade ago, Randy McKinney had only been pastor there for six months. He was still working to get to know many people. But through that fire, McKinney forged friendships outside the walls of the church, friendships that most likely never would have been kindled if not for the tragedy. (The Daily Reflector/The Daily Reflector via AP)

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ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, JAN. 29 - In this Jan. 7, 2007 photo, firefighters battle a blaze set by an arsonist that burns The Memorial Baptist Church in Greenville, N.C. When fire swept through The Memorial Baptist Church a decade ago, Randy McKinney had only been pastor there for six months. He was still working to get to know many people. But through that fire, McKinney forged friendships outside the walls of the church, friendships that most likely never would have been kindled if not for the tragedy. (The Daily Reflector/The Daily Reflector via AP)

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ADVANCE FOR USE SUNDAY, JAN. 29 - In this Jan. 7, 2007 photo, firefighters battle a blaze set by an arsonist that burns The Memorial Baptist Church in Greenville, N.C. When fire swept through The Memorial Baptist Church a decade ago, Randy McKinney had only been pastor there for six months. He was still working to get to know many people. But through that fire, McKinney forged friendships outside the walls of the church, friendships that most likely never would have been kindled if not for the tragedy. (The Daily Reflector/The Daily Reflector via AP)

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A man walks through 16th Street Baptist Church to sit before Attorney General Loretta Lynch speaks, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

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Attorney General Loretta Lynch speaks at the 16th Street Baptist Church, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

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Attorney General Loretta Lynch speaks at the 16th Street Baptist Church, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

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Attorney General Loretta Lynch speaks at the 16th Street Baptist Church, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, in Birmingham, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

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The steeple of Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church lies on the vacant lot where the church used to stand in Greenville, Miss., on Jan. 12, 2017. The African-American church was burned and spray-painted with "Vote Trump" on Nov. 1, 2016, a week before the presidential election. Andrew McClinton of Leland, Miss., who was a member of the church, is charged with first-degree arson of a place of worship. (AP Photo/ Emily Wagster Pettus)

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In this Jan. 12, 2017 photo, an iron bell and a steeple are all that remain of Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in Greenville, Miss. The African-American church was burned and spray-painted with "Vote Trump" on Nov. 1, 2016, a week before the presidential election. The remaining walls were torn down and the lot was cleared weeks later. Andrew McClinton of Leland, Miss., who was a member of the church, is charged with first-degree arson of a place of worship. (AP Photo/ Emily Wagster Pettus)

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"Vote Trump" is spray painted on the side of the fire damaged Hopewell M.B. Baptist Church in Greenville, Miss., Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016. Fire Chief Ruben Brown tells The Associated Press that firefighters found flames and smoke pouring from the sanctuary of the church just after 9 p.m. Tuesday. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

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ADVANCE FOR SATURDAY OCT. 22 AND THEREAFTER - A Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016 photo shows what remains of the sanctuary at the Belmont Baptist Church after suffering an arson fire on Oct. 3. Investigators and the church's pastor, the Rev. Mike Kidder, hope justice awaits the arsonist who caused about $400,000 damage to the church. But two weeks later, questions of who set the fires and why remain unanswered. (Matt Ryerson/ Journal Star via AP)

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Westboro Baptist Church Twitter page

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton greets and gives a thumbs-up to Fred Gray, Rosa Parks former attorney, before speaking at the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, in Montgomery, Ala. (AP Photo/ Hal Yeager) ** FILE **

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Greater Ebenezer Baptist Church member Michael McDowell, left, greets fellow member Betty Felder, right, during a revival, Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, in Waco, Texas. The historically black church celebrated its centennial this week with a multi-day revival. (Jerry Larson/Waco Tribune Herald, via AP)