January 5, 2022

Knoxville Tennessee Planned Parenthood Burns Down on New Year's Eve

photo from Knoxville Fire Department Twitter
In the early morning on Dec 31, 2021, a Planned Parenthood abortion facility in Knoxville Tennessee burned to the ground. The building had been closed since Dec 7 for renovations and nobody was harmed, but the cause of the fire is unknown.

Knoxville Fire Department Assistant Chief Brent Seymour told the Knoxville News Sentinel that they were dispatched after callers reported smoke billowing from the building around 6:40 am. Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives as well as the FBI have contacted officials and have promised to help in an investigation if the fire is deemed suspicious. “Any fire in a structure like that, you’re right, everything gets investigated,” Seymour said. “This may be a little more attentive.”

Ken Peters, the pastor of Patriot Church, was interviewed by WATE following the incident. His church is known to organize pro-life protests outside of the building. He told reporters that the situation does not make pro-lifers happy.

“This is not going to stop abortion. It’s the changing of hearts and minds. It’s the changing of laws. This might temporarily halt abortion, but this doesn’t stop it,” Peters said. “We care about life. That’s why we’re here. We don’t want anybody hurt. Christians would never participate in any sort of destruction of property, or looting, or rioting. That’s what the world does.”