A Texas minister set himself on fire and died to ‘inspire’ justice - The Washington Post
One Monday in June, 79-year-old Charles Moore, a retired United Methodist minister, drove to Grand Saline, Tex., his childhood home town some 70 miles east of Dallas. He pulled into a strip mall parking lot, knelt down on a small piece of foam and doused himself with gasoline.
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Then, witnesses said, he set himself on fire.
“There is one thing I have absolute control over: that is, the manner of my death,” he wrote. “History will decide whether my offering is worthy.”
Moore explained that his death was not an impulsive act, but one to which he had given great thought