Spike in Hate Crimes Against Christian Churches in this US City

Vandals sprayed satanic graffiti on four Long Island churches in New York over Father’s Day weekend, police said Sunday.

Police are investigating the pentagrams and “hail Satan” graffiti as a hate crime, saying vandals spray painted three churches Friday and another sometime Saturday, PIX-11 reports. The four churches, Shaw Temple A.M.E. Zion Church, the Gospel Church, the Amityville Full Gospel Tabernacle, and the Prayer Tabernacle Church of God in Christ, are all within a mile of each other. All four churches removed the graffiti before Sunday services.

“They must have a vendetta,” Walter Willie, pastor of the Prayer Tabernacle church, told the New York Post. “To attack a place of healing, a place that helps people in time of great need — whoever did this has hurt in their heart.”

Three of the churches are Pentecostal, and one is predominantly black, the New York Post reported.


Originally published by the Daily Caller.


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  1. Gloria Wedemeyer June 21, 2017