Monday, June 30, 2014

Vandal damage Baptist church sign in Newfane, NY

NEWFANE – The sign at the First Baptist Church, 6047 East Avenue, was reported damaged sometime over the weekend, according to Niagara County sheriff’s deputies.

The church’s chairman of the board Bruce Aiken told deputies Sunday that someone damaged the sign in front of the church between 6 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. Sunday.

According to deputies the sign was intentionally struck with enough force to cause damage to both sides of the sign.


Saturday, June 21, 2014

Alleged church vandal says Holy Spirit told him to “get the word out”

TRUSSVILLE – 31-year-old Eja Cree of Birmingham has been charged with first-degree criminal mischief for vandalizing Mountain View Baptist Church on Chalkville Rd. in Grayson Valley.

Jefferson County sheriff’s deputies took Cree into custody Friday afternoon after over 20 church, home and business vandalism incidents had been reported in the JeffCo area.

According to Chief Deputy Randy Christian, additional charges are pending for the 31-year-old who claims the Holy Spirit challenged him to “get the word out”.

The religious extremist is alleged to have spray-painted different variations of the word “Memeneusha” on church campuses across the area over night. In Cree’s mind, the word means “Jesus is coming,” Christian said.

Read more at Trussville Tribune

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Vandals targeting church in southeast Wichita

With the largest patch of green grass for children to play on in its southeast Wichita neighborhood and programs designed to assist families in need, Pilgrim Congregational Church wants to be a magnet for the surrounding area.

Over the past several weeks, however, the church near Harry and Woodlawn has become a target instead.

Vandals have broken windows with rocks and shot holes in glass with BB guns, creating an expensive headache for church leaders.

“It’s disheartening,” said David Robbins, a member of the church at 6000 E. Harry and president of the Fabrique Neighborhood Association. “They’ve done quite a bit of damage.”

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Vandalism at houses of worship worries religious leaders in Shreveport

Walls slathered in spray paint, doors pulled off the hinges, appliances stolen and air-conditioners ripped apart. These are the marks of vandals, whose attacks on religious institutions in the Shreveport area have worried religious leaders, reports Shreveport's The News Star.

One leader, Pastor Stacy Holden, told the newspaper that the damage was a "satanic attack."

"We began to realize that this goes deeper than just a criminal offense. This is a satanic attack on our church," Holden told The News Star. "I feel like we fought the devil, and the devil doesn't want another church in Shreveport. But by the help and grace of God, we're going to do it."


Saturday, June 7, 2014

Texas church hit by vandals

A vandal or vandals who painted two City of Weatherford buildings over the weekend are believed to be responsible for causing nearly $30,000 in damage to a nearby historic church’s stained glass window.

Father Eric Vowles said it appeared someone repeatedly struck the west-facing Christ the King window of All Saints Anglican Church in 100 block of South Waco Street, damaging several areas of the glass.


Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Alleged church vandal seeks plea deal

Negotiations for a potential plea deal are underway between attorneys in the case of a Gurnee woman facing multiple charges of vandalism and defacement of local churches.