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Indiana church vandalized with pro-Trump graffiti and swastika


Indiana police are looking for the vandal who spray painted pro-Trump graffiti, a swastika and a homophobic slur on an Episcopal church.

The priest of St. David’s Episcopal Church in Bean Blossom, a town in southern Indiana, posted photos to social media on Sunday of the vandalism that occurred sometime on Saturday night.

The photos show the words “Heil Trump” and “F– Church” spray painted in black on the exterior of the church. On one side, the vandal emblazoned a swastika.

“We are disappointed that our safe haven has been vandalized but will not let the actions of a few damper our love of Christ and the world,” the church’s priest Kelsey Hutto, wrote on Facebook. “We will continue to live out our beliefs and acceptance of all people and respecting the dignity of every human being.”

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At least 200 racist incidents have been reported since Election Day, according to a tally of hate crimes by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Most of the incidents are anti-immigrant or anti-black in nature.

The Brown County Sheriff’s Department said they are investigating the church graffiti along with state investigators who are probing “if there are any similarities to other crimes in the area,” according to a statement provided to the Daily News.


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“A representative of the church said they’ve had no problems with anyone in the area,” the statement read.

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It’s unclear what other hate crimes occurred in Indiana and whether they are linked to the presidential election.

Another Trump-inspired attack targeted an Episcopal church in Silver Spring, Md., overnight on Saturday.

A Washington D.C. bishop called on Donald Trump to condemn “violence and hate” after the words “Trump nation, White only” were scribbled over a sign advertising Spanish-language services at the Episcopal Diocese in Washington.

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