A minister at a Virginia church faces charges of setting his house and car in Chesterfield County on fire.

Chesterfield County police had investigated the fires as a possible hate crime because a racial slur had been painted on the house. Police believe 41-year-old Olander D. Cuthrell, who is black, painted the slurs on his home before he set it on fire.

Police charged Cuthrell on Tuesday with two felony arson counts following a joint investigation with the FBI.


Cuthrell is a minister of music at Good Shepherd Baptist Church in Petersburg.


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  • Quick! Someone add this incident to “the list” before it gets swept under the rug like all the rest.

    • The__Bobster

      Yes, these ‘incidents” are always big news until the truth comes out. Then it’s


      • NeanderthalDNA

        It’s funny until you realize the FBI was called in to investigate because of the “hate crime” implications…

        Good money after bad. Parasites.

      • sbuffalonative

        What I want to know is are they taken off the list once they’re discovered to be hoxes.
        I’ll bet once it’s on the list as a hate crime, it stays on the list as a hate crime.

    • Bill

      Better yet, call or email Good Shepherd Baptist Church and ask them why their music minister hadn’t heard about that little 9th Commandment. Too busy preaching social gospel and white hatred?

  • IstvanIN

    The “hate crimes” are all self-inflicted.

  • Old Right

    If he was trying to blame it on white people, he first should have read what the Ninth Commandment says about not bearing false witness against one’s neighbor.

    • MBlanc46

      He’s the music minister. Reading isn’t his brief.

      • Katherine McChesney

        Which birth screeching black singers and hip hop/rap culture. Corruption and racism comes from black churches.

    • Oil Can Harry

      A black minister read the Bible? Surely you jest.

      • David Ashton

        Actually some of them are quite adept at ranting phrases from the Bible while jumping about at the same time. I sometimes turn on their “religious” programs from the USA on UK television to amuse myself (and annoy my wife) but I have to say that the black preachers are less contemptible that the racketeers of a different lineage who blatantly specify “seeds” (donations) of $NNN to their “ministry” in return for guaranteed “financial blessings” from the Lord.
        Acts 8.20.

        • PesachPatriot

          There are actually jews getting on television and doing this? I have seen that one jews for jesus guy, yechiel eckstein i think is his name on TV in the states a few times while flipping channels….this is why I have very little respect for organized religion in general…the one I was born into or most of the others….its a way for slick hustlers and con men with no scruples at all to make a living without getting dirty or sweaty by telling simple people of every country that all the instructions for life and how to get to heaven are in one particular book. When it is misused to inflame international and political tensions and gets people killed it becomes evil.

          I see that the western world will be getting more religious again during these hard times, many europeans like to mock the US for being the most religious country in the industrialized world, for many lower income americans faith is the only thing they really own aside from their homes, cars and a share of the national debt …..Most intelligent people realize that while bronze age literature is a pretty interesting read and gives some pretty good insight to human nature, it cannot answer all the questions of a high-tech space age modern society….

          I am very glad that america has freedom both of and from religion in its founding documents….I have no problem with what someone chooses to do on friday, saturday, sunday in the building of their choosing or in the privacy of their own home, when people try to impose their religious views on the public I get annoyed. I remember being irritated as a younger man by non-religious jewish lawyers who would sue small towns over creches and nativity displays….While I obviously do not celebrate christmas I like seeing the lights on other people’s houses, eating christmas cookies and watching some of the vintage christmas movies and the whole peace on earth and goodwill towards men vibe. People who get worked up over these kind of things are pretty ridiculous….separation of church and state doesn’t mean that a 99% christian town in middle america can’t put up a taxpayer provided tree in front of the town hall.

        • Michael_C_Scott

          My favorite of these was televangelist Oral Roberts who claimed to his listeners in 1987 that if they didn’t donate him US $8 million, God would “call him home”. Since December 2009, Roberts has been “home”, but probably not the one he anticipated.

        • Katherine McChesney

          Black churches are wealthy. They shame their members into supporting their racist causes. They preach the same $$$ doctrine as the mega-church ministers.

      • Katherine McChesney

        Great comment. They twist stories in the Bible to promote their race. They are nothing but social clubs.

    • Luis

      That’s the Eighth commandment, paisan. The Ninth deals with coveting thy neighbor’s wife and goods.

  • The__Bobster

    Chesterfield County police had investigated the fires as a possible hate crime because a racial slur had been painted on the house.

    Ten bucks says the Bantu misspelled the slur.

    • brengunn

      He called himself a sparsely populated country in the south Sahara desert.

  • R P

    I posted using Google because I can’t get into Twitter and my post just disappeared.

    • Bill

      Mine disappeared too. New form of censorship or just a “bug”.

      • Bill

        Hmm. Seems there now, but under a wrong thread. Oh well.

        • Michael_C_Scott

          I wasn’t using Twitter; I always use Disqus, and my whole web browser shut down.

          • R P

            There seemed to be some kind of weird world wide web internet burb.

            Couldn’t log into Twitter, couldn’t log into Google at first. Tumblr stopped working, then everything died on me. I rebooted and everything was fine. First thing I saw when I got back up and reopened Chrome was some girl bitching on Twitter about trying to watch a game on line.

            And none of these stories really got any comment activity in the first hours, at least not like normal.

          • Angry White Woman

            You’re right, something weird is going on with the internet. I was doing something totally unrelated to AmRen, (actually trying to order something online) and couldn’t get through. Called the company instead, and they said they were having all sorts of problems.

          • Katherine McChesney

            I see discus has straightened out their problem with ‘loading comments’. Perhaps the repair affected your experience with google.

  • R P

    Police believe 41-year-old Olander D. Cuthrell, who is black, painted the slurs on his home before he set it on fire.

    With a name like Olander D. Cuthrell, it is redundant to say “who is black” as it is implied.

  • Bill

    Bet me the church stands behind this hate crime hoaxer and says “well, some white WOULD have done it if he hadn’t…….”

    • Felix_M

      These folks have a strange conception of what “da’ truf’ is.”

  • David Ashton

    There are books and lists of faked hate crimes – worth looking out for AmRen publicity.

  • generalquagmyer

    I will never, ever under any circumstances believe any claim made by any black–regardless of–position, concerning an alleged “hate crime” committed by whites. It’s kinda too bad, since once in a hundred million times the claim might not have been fabricated out of thin air… but despite being a very patient, open-minded, and sympathetic person by nature my patience with this chronic B.S. is at an end.

  • Katherine McChesney

    Amazing that CBS DC would publish this article. Wish the msm would post more of these black crime articles naming the race. Blacks like this false minister are dumb as a mud fence.

    • Who Me?

      The MSM had a problem here, they couldn’t figure out if they should hide the criminal’s race, or use the fact that he is supposedly a “Christian” here. Guess they decided to hate on the “Christians” today.

  • bigone4u

    The FBI only got involved because of the “hate crime” aspect of it. When Eric Holder hears about the FBI’s failure to find the whites who set the fire and the fingering of the true culprit, he’s going to have a bad day at the office. The truth hurts, right Eric old buddy.

  • Katherine McChesney

    Video of him making the hoax claim. His white neighborhood also comments. Odds are she’s a liberal.


  • Michael_C_Scott

    I’m suprised it was local cops and the FBI who discovered the truth here. From what I understand, it is usually an insurance company’s private arson investigators that do this. Since they aren’t public servants, they aren’t conflicted by the political aspect of these hoaxes.

    • bigone4u

      My house burned down and I lost everything last year. The insurance investigator was there the next day and I got my money for the house a few days later; contents were inventoried and that check came a few weeks later. Farmers was quick to pay and helped a lot. Assuming the house was insured, the insurance company will not have to pay the claim since the owner started the fire deliberately. The fire dept would have brought the cops in from the git go.

      • Michael_C_Scott

        Insurance companies don’t have to pay on a deliberate tort, but when it comes to investigating suspicious fires, I suspect their own people really are the best.

      • Hoaxesgalore

        I’ll just bet they didn’t call in the FBI on your behalf either, did they? (There goes a little more of your “white privilege” there.)

      • Katherine McChesney

        Wouldn’t their bank be involved? Aren’t they required to carry insurance on a home loan?

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    “The homeowner, 41-year-old Olander D. Cuthrell, told 8News after the incident that he believed it was a hate crime.”

    Let me guess: A racist White held a gun to your head and forced your hand to paint the anti-black racial slurs — and to suggest anything else is “dissing” the black community and RACIST to boot.

    Another day, another phony hate-crime. I’m past the point of caring because NOTHING ever seems to happen to these White haters who blame Whites for their own criminal actions. There WAS a hate crime committed alright, and it was against the WHITE community.

    Here’s how the British Daily Mail put it:

    Black minister with ‘money worries’ painted racial slurs on his house then burned it down to fake a hate crime.


    Enough said.


    • Michael_C_Scott

      “Money worries”, hmmm? I imagine a grand jury will shortly indict him for insurance fraud as well.

      • Xerxes22

        Private piano lessons to Blacks in Virginia? I don’t think there is much demand for that.

    • Howard W. Campbell

      This guy is a music minister at what appears to be a well to do church. This church may have been built through AA money, but in appearances, it is not a train wreck of an operation. He had a nice looking house and if you watch the video, there is a Jaguar in the background. The minister at my church drives a 6 year old Nissan and lives in a much smaller house than Dr. O. DeShea Cuthrell (as he is listed on the Good Shepard Baptist web site: http://www.goodshepherdbaptist.org/) . My guess is that he couldn’t think far enough ahead to get out of debt and stop living beyond his means.

      • bigone4u

        Looked at the web site; his web page is no longer there. Not much diversity in the church either–it’s all black! Holder should investigate this shocking lack of diversity.

    • Anony-mouse

      Olander. Now would that be the Africanized misspelling of the word Oleander? Oleander is a poisonous desert shrub…. might be appropriate, then.

      • Michael_C_Scott

        Pretty flowers, but one of the most toxic vascular plants in North America, probably second only to aconite and far ahead of hemlock.

    • Katherine McChesney
  • Michael_C_Scott

    On reading the original article, this is shaping up to be an entertaining case. Cuthrell is being held without bond. Even assuming his judge sets any kind of bond at all, I can’t imagine what he’s going to use as security: probably not his house or his car at this point; getting smoking piles of wreckage appraised can be such a bother!

  • PesachPatriot

    I was almost sure that this shocking act was committed by zombie nathan bedford forrest, angry that his park had been renamed and taking revenge by engaging in this senseless act of vandalism.

  • StillModerated

    Olander D. Cuthrell, who is black

    Olander D. Cuthrell, who is black

    Olander D. Cuthrell, who is black

    All crime stories should identify race.

    And all black prisoners need to step into the Star Trek transporter for a quick hop to Monrovia.

    • Michael_C_Scott

      Since we’re using the transporter, would we REALLY have to put them back together at the other end?

  • newscomments70

    The comments on that article are almost identical to the comments on AMREN. I only saw one commenter write, “you racist bastard”…but he was just trying to be sarcastic. If I were black, I would be horrified that the treasured victim status has come to an end. They still have the law on their side, but every other race wants to take those ridiculous privileges away from them. I believe that most aren’t adept enough to realize that most people have had enough of them.

  • Jim Bob Lassiter

    I’m rather surprised how CBS DC seems to be letting reader comments run with a modicum of respect for freedom of expression.