ICC Note: According to various reports, there have been several incidents of vandalism against churches throughout the United States during the month of March. The damage has ranged from broken windows to profanity-laced graffiti to satanic symbolism.
03/21/2018 United States (Christian News Network) – A string of vandalism cases have been reported by churches nationwide this month, from Georgia and North Carolina to Texas and California.
“Why?” asked William Yeoman, a trustee at Providence Missionary Baptist Church in Belville, North Carolina. “Did God do anything to you? Did we do anything to you?”
Windows were smashed at both Yeoman’s church, and nearby Blackwell Chapel AME Zion Church, over the weekend. Two windows on the front of Providence Missionary Baptist Church had been broken, and both front doors, two front windows, and a side window were smashed at Blackwell Chapel AME Zion Church.
“I looked down on the floor and there I saw some glass down there,” Yeoman told WECT-TV. “I found out that somebody probably took a bat or maybe a screwdriver or something and punched a hole in the window, because the glass spread all over the floor, all over the [bathroom] sink.”
In Flat Rock, North Carolina, someone spray painted graffiti on Upward Baptist Church earlier this month, sprawling across the building, “[expletive] Jesus” and “[expletive] Billy Graham + diabolic delusive ‘divinity.” The first phrase was also painted on the church’s sign.
“We’ll be praying about it, praying for them. Pray that the community would … show people that there’s still a lot of godly people in this town that love the Lord and serve the Lord,” said Wilburn Lefler, the pastor of the church, told WLOS-TV.
In McDonough, Georgia, someone spray painted satanic symbols inside of Seed Planters Church, a newly-owned facility that hasn’t even opened for meetings yet. The door of the church had apparently been pried open by the perpetrator.
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