By Jim Nov 05 2015 CrimeNews of the WeirdAn Ohio man charged with burning down a church in northwest Wisconsin on Halloween told police he has 'personal problems' with the church and the people who run it, and that his father, a former pastor there, was driven out of the church, according to a criminal complaint. 2078 reads There are 4 Comments Church website Jim - Thu, 11/05/2015 - 6:06pm http://www.ashlandsalembaptist.com/ They are meeting in temporary facilities Twitter Jim's Doctrinal Statement Hard to know... Steve Newman - Thu, 11/05/2015 - 7:55pm We don't really know what happened in the past. We haven't heard from the arsonist's father or the church staff. I believe I read elsewhere that the church was considering building a new facility as well. It may end up being providential for them. Working on practicing forgiveness Steve Newman - Thu, 11/05/2015 - 8:25pm http://www.northlandsnewscenter.com/news/nw-wisconsin/Ashland-youth-grou... Mental problems Bert Perry - Fri, 11/06/2015 - 9:55am Note the third to last paragraph seems to indicate that the perpetrator was known to church members, who knew that he had some issues. I'm guessing some kind of mental illness. I don't think it lets the church off the hook totally--the "right boot of fellowship" can be devastating, and it ought to be investigated whether it was used there and for what reasons--but there's a story there that will likely have a major place in the perpetrator's trial. Aspiring to be a stick in the mud.