In retaliation? Or as a warning?
"They" think the vandalism is connected to the marriage amendment vote coming up in November. I do too. My non-religious friends speak to me, rather, make derogatory, sometimes hostile remarks to me, on how religious people and bishops should stay out of politics and stay out of the personal lives of others. The non-believer, the non-religious and the non-catechized simply do not understand how or why the Church has anything to say in the matter. It is that simple. The divide is getting wider.
In what Buffalo Police are calling a hate or bias crime, six Buffalo churches have been vandalized over the last several days. Damage ranges from broken doors to smashed stained glass windows and some of the churches were left with a derogatory and profane poster as well.Why do "we" think it is in retaliation to the marriage amendment?
"Stained glass window damage was found at Buffalo United Methodist Church Tuesday morning," Police Chief Mitch Weintzel told Twin Cities media.
The churches that have been affected besides Buffalo United Methodist are: St. Francis Xavier, Zion Lutheran, 7th Day Adventist, Buffalo Presbyterian, and Hosanna Lutheran churches. - Source
The Buffalo Police Department responded to incidents at several local churches between Saturday and Monday, with four of those incidents involving placement of handwritten posters containing inflammatory messages.
Police found damage to church buildings at five locations. Police say nothing in the posters left behind referenced the upcoming marriage amendment vote, but most of the churches targeted define marriage as between a man and a woman.
Rob Jarvis, pastor of Hosanna Lutheran, said he found a poster depicting Jesus as being gay.Source
“It was (the suspect’s) idea of Jesus and then describing homosexual acts, and things like that,” Jarvis said, as his church’s doors were busted out 24 hours later. - Source