According to multiple sources, including the Indianapolis archdiocese, at least two churches haves been vandalized in the last couple of weeks by Trump sympathizers.
In a recent Facebook post, the St. David’s Episcopal Church from Beanblossom shows just how far these acts of vandalism could go. According to the church’s Facebook post, three distinct tags were found painted outside the church.
The act must have been committed sometime Saturday by one or more suspects. Church representatives stated that the tags included a swastika and a “Heil Trump” message. In addition, they’ve also declared that they disappointed by the fact that the church has fallen prey to wanton acts of vandalism which encroach on human dignity and right to worship freely.
But this was not the only office of worship vandalized in the last couple of weeks. According to the local authorities from Silver Spring, Maryland, the Episcopal church was also vandalized, after putting out a sign advertising the upcoming Mass which was to be held in Spanish.
According to the church representative’s statements, using black paint, the vandals wrote on the back of the billboard ‘Trump Nation Whites Only’. Furthermore, it would seem that these two incidents were not isolated.
In fact, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, since the Election Day, there have been over 200 reported cases of vandalism committed by Trump supporters.
At the beginning of November, there was another act of vandalism, but this time it was directed against a black church in Mississippi. According to the investigators, after the church was ransacked, the perpetrators painted “Vote Trump” messages on the walls, before burning down the building.
Of course, all these incidents could not go unnoticed by the public who criticized Donald Trump’s attitude. In addition, US’s elected president did not do anything to disavow his connection with KKK’s former grand wizard.
In response, Trump declared that he is, in fact, the least racist person and that he will simply tell those people to stop what they’re doing.
Meanwhile, Errik Simmons, the Mayor of Greenville, Mississippi said that the local authorities are on the lookout for the individual or individuals who desecrated and burned down the black church. Simmons added that this is clearly a hate crime and that ample measures are being taken in order to apprehend and punish the perpetrators.
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