Van­dals tar­get black church in Texas

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NATIONAL -

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.

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