Predominantly African-American Church Vandalized with Nazi, Politically-Charged Symbols
Style Magazine Newswire | 8/18/2017, 10:19 a.m.
The Waco Tribune reports graffiti bearing Nazi symbolism, the word “Satan” and the name of the president of the United States was found Tuesday morning at a predominantly black Baptist church in McLennan County that is home to about 30 members. The words and swastika, surrounded by a six-point star and circle, were scribbled in ketchup and mustard at Willow Grove Baptist Church’s fellowship hall where members hold Bible studies, Sunday classes and community events. Pastor Kenneth McNeil saw damaged doors, one with a removed deadbolt. Bleach was strewn over a choir room and hallway, and the secretary’s office was ransacked. Nothing was stolen and the sanctuary remained untouched, but Willow Grove now faces $3,000 in damages. The McLennan County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident as an act of vandalism, Sheriff Parnell McNamara said. Detectives have no information about the number of suspects or possible motivation.