Wisconsin church vandalized with Anti-Christian, sexually explicit LGBT graffiti

September 17, 2017 by  
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U.S., September 16, 2017: A Wisconsin church was vandalized with anti-Christian and sexually explicit graffiti during LGBT Pride last weekend.

Cornerstone Community Church and other businesses in La Crosse, Wisconsin, were attacked by vandals who spray-painted message on the buildings’ walls and windows using red spray paint.

“Vandals spray painted an orange sun and circle, male anatomy, ‘Love 4 NOT H8,’ ‘Love’ and ‘LGBTQ’ in an umbrella and an upside down cross,” the La Cross Tribune reported on Wednesday.

“In the same alley, ‘Sinners’ was written in spray paint next to a derogatory hand sign, ‘I’M GAY,’ and ‘Femme F. The Church’ with an upside down cross and flower on the wall of the Cornerstone Community Church.”

The Christian Post reached out to Cornerstone Community Church for comment and will update this article with any response we receive.

Other businesses atttacked by the vandals include the Cavalier Theater, and Sequel Resale Shop and Credit Bureau Data.

Jason LaCourse, owner of the Cavalier Theater, told CP that the graffiti was discovered on Sept. 9 and as of Thursday was still on the buildings.

As to possible motives, LaCourse noted that there was a “Pride weekend happening in town,” but also that the theater and church are located near many bars and a University of Wisconsin campus.

“On weekend nights there’s a steady parade of students walking past my building on their way home after being downtown. There is quite often behaviors that happen in that alley that are fitting to college students being drunk,” said LaCourse.

“I would guess somebody who was taking part in Pride weekend got emotionally charged from celebrating and wanted to share their slogans via spray-painted messages.”

LaCourse told CP that graffiti incidents in the area have been so problematic that “a few years ago a city ordinance was passed to curb this activity.”

“It’s not the business that is being targeted as much as the alley is dark and conducive to such behavior,” LaCourse suggested, speaking about his theater, not the church.

Founded in 1997 and affiliated with Converge Great Lakes and the Willow Creek Association, Cornerstone’s Statement of Faith identifies the Bible as the “sole basis of our belief.”

“We believe that Scripture in its entirety originated with God, and that it was written under His inspiration. Scripture thus at one and the same time speaks with the authority of God and reflects the backgrounds, styles, and vocabularies of the human authors,” the statement reads in part.

“We hold that the Scriptures are infallible and inerrant in the original manuscripts. They are the unique, full, and final authority on all matters of faith and practice and there are no other writings similarly inspired by God.”

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