More churches report vandalism

by Staff |

NASHVILLE (Christian Examiner) -- Attacks against church property continued with the latest crimes affecting congregations in Rhode Island and Kentucky.

According to the Warwick Post in Rhode Island in an article dated Oct. 6, city police reported the Warwick Assembly of God experienced more than $2,000 in replacement or repair costs to a lamp post and a basketball goal sometime during the night of Friday, Sept. 26.

Meanwhile, several states away other vandals damaged the church bus of Saint John's Missionary Baptist Church in Lexington, Ky. and impaired cars left in the driveways of homes on nearby streets.

CBS affiliate WKYT reported that a string of crimes late Saturday night, Oct. 4, left five cars with slashed tires and broken windows among the church's neighbors. The church bus had two tires slashed and two windows smashed.

Velma Johnson, who has been the bus captain for 25 years at Saint John's told WKYT that she doesn't hold a grudge against the perpetrators.

"We forgive whoever did it, but just don't do it again," she said.

But she also warned that there could be a day of reckoning nonetheless.

"We don't know who you are, but God knows everything and He sees all. You may not get caught today or tomorrow but you will definitely get caught."