"Heil Trump," gay slurs sprayed on Indiana church

Church hopes crime leads to positive discussion
Posted at 7:54 AM, Nov 15, 2016

Parishioners found graffiti when they arrived for Sunday services at St. David's Episcopal Church in Bean Blossom, Indiana.

A swastika was on one wall, "Heil Trump" on another and "Fag Church" all spray-painted in black. The Episcopal Church as a whole accepts gay and lesbian members, and a same-sex wedding has been performed at St. David's.

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  • "This just puts in front of us exactly what we need to be moving forward with. We don't need to be moving forward with hate and when it is presented to us, it's an opportunity to witness. It's an opportunity to testify to the love of God," Rev. Kelsey Hutto said.

    Church members say they are holding off on cleaning the walls, hoping that a good discussion can come from the hateful message.

    "I'd like it to be a symbol of hope that there's a place for you, there's a place to be welcomed," Rev. Hutto said.