Tuesday, October 30, 2018

'Possible hate crime' reported as Lander Episcopal church is defaced with homophobic graffiti

From Wyoming-

Homophobic graffiti was discovered on the Trinity Episcopal Church in Lander on Friday morning, the same day Matthew Shepard’s remains were laid to rest at an Episcopal church in Washington. The Episcopal Diocese of Wyoming is calling the incident “a possible hate crime,” according to an announcement.
The Rev. Janet Seeley found the graffiti, which includes the phrases “False hope fags,” “Lies” and “Fake,” as well as drawings of male genitalia. There is also an image of a frowning face with the eyes crossed out and “Run” beneath it.
“As Bishop of the Diocese of Wyoming, I personally abhor this act and pray that those responsible will be held accountable and have their hearts changed,” the Right Rev. John S. Smylie, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Wyoming, said in the announcement. “I appeal to the people of the State of Wyoming to stand with and to pray for those targeted in the Lander community.”

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