Vandals target black church in Texas
WACO, Texas — Authorities were investigating vandalism at a predominantly black church in Texas that included the use of ketchup and mustard to write “Satan” and “Trump” on its fellowship hall floor, in addition to the drawing of a swastika.
The Waco Tribune-Herald reports that Willow Grove Baptist Church near Waco sustained $3,000 in damage. Pastor Kenneth McNeil called authorities after finding the damage Tuesday, which included bleach strewn over a choir room and hallway, removal of a door’s deadbolt, ransacking of an office and a broken window. Nothing was stolen.
The church, which has about 30 members, was founded in 1871 by former slaves.
McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara said detectives have no information about who is responsible or possible motivation.