"I wanted to do my own sort of vandalism:" Community and church come together after vandalism

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Sunday, November 17, 2019

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- The Unitarian Universalist Church of Augusta says they experienced an act of vandalism last night.

The President of the congregation says it happened after 11:30 p.m. Saturday night at their location on the Walton Way Ext. in Augusta. The picture shows antisemitic graffiti sprayed on the walls and the phrase "God will not be mocked."

The Church posted about the incident on Facebook saying, "In this time we are reminded of our seven principles. Specifically we call to light our 2nd principle 'to affirm and promote justice equity, and compassion in all human relations.'"

Today, community members like Eva Creel, who doesn't even belong to the church, were seen planting flowers around the church to prove that love overpowers hate.

"I wanted to do my own sort of vandalism...with flowers," said Creel.

The Congregation President says they reported the incident to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office and they are investigating. If you have any information, contact the Sheriff's Office.