Monday, September 30, 2013

Vandals hit North Spokane church

SPOKANE, Wash - Members of the Mountain View Assembly of God church spent Monday morning trying to clean up hate speech and pornographic images, left behind on their church overnight.

Vandals covered the building with swastikas, racist words and phrases and pornographic drawings.

But, instead of dwelling on the damage, Pastor Dan Henshaw and others rolled up their sleeves and began the work to clean it up.

"Someone must have had a lot of bitterness in their lives," said Pastor Henshaw.

Henshaw can't understand why someone would target the church, especially with a daycare inside.


Thursday, September 5, 2013

Arrest made in LDS church vandal case

LAYTON — Fingerprints left at a church building vandalized in August led police to the possible suspect on Tuesday.

The windows in a building for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, at 1410 E. Gentile in Layton, were broken sometime on or before Aug. 21, according to a statement.

Someone had also spray-painted profanity inside the church, said Layton Police Lt. Shawn Horton.

“This was not anti-LDS,” Horton said. “It was not specific, but anti-religion.”


Church near Tacoma destroyed by suspected arsonist

TACOMA, Wash. -- A 30-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly setting fires to two buildings and a car near Tacoma early Thursday morning, including a church.

The first call to 911 came in around 12:25 a.m. reporting a fire in an abandoned building at 1719 91st Street East.

 About 40 minutes later, a fire was reported at Golgotha Baptist Church in the 8400 of East Portland Avenue. Ten minutes later, a car fire was reported two blocks away.


Sunday, September 1, 2013

Arson investigation after Methodist church deck catches fire

SAN ANTONIO -- Arson is investigating a fire that happened at a church overnight on the West side. Firefighters rushed to the fire at the Chapel Hill United Methodist Church just before 1 a.m. Saturday. Investigators believe someone set the back deck of the church on fire. Fire crews were quickly able to put the fire out. The church was not damaged.

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Church Destroyed by 'Attempted Arson' in Baltimore

A church in West Baltimore was nearly destroyed in an attempted arson on Monday night. It was a call Monday night that got Pastor Gregory McCoy out of bed. I got a call at 4 oclock in the morning, he recalled, I got a call stating that the church was on fire. For two years Pastor McCoy and his parishioners have worshiped at True Worship Convent Ministries on Dukeland Street in West Baltimore. But now the place many within the community go to seek peace and guidance, has been destroyed. Police say a car was deliberately set on fire outside the church. McCoy told FOX45, It exploded; it caught to the stairway which leads to the officer and the classrooms.