Churches in North California Vandalized With Anti-MAGA Graffiti

Earlier last week, law enforcement in the North California area responded to calls pointing out that several religious objects were vandalized with offensive and threatening graffiti, with one of the messages being “Kill MAGA/pigs.”

The deplorable text on the side of the building was followed up with poorly painted logos of Antifa, the Black Lives Matter movement, and the biblical symbol for Satan. Although the last one has little to do with the group actually behind the criminal activity that unfolded.

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Antifa spraypaints satanic symbols onto several churches in the North California area

The four churches that were targeted by these vandals are currently undergoing minor repairs to remove the offensive messages that were spray painted onto their walls.

This doesn’t remove the fact that conservatives in the area have every right not to feel safe anymore.

The acts of vandalism, believed by church officials to have happened between September 24th and 26th were very clearly targeting conservatives, not an uncommon strategy for the left during this pre-midterm election period.

One of the members of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship argued that he doesn’t believe the messages were spraypainted by radical leftists, mainly due to their organization also supporting BLM and what they stand for.

Although that doesn’t exactly confirm anything other than the group not knowing of the UUF’s affiliations.

According to Chip Sharpe, the church members held a rally in support of BLM every weekend, waving signs and banners decorated with the slogan at the corner of a local intersection.

Desecrating a religious establishment

The Humboldt Sheriff’s office reported crimes are currently being investigated as misdemeanors; although vandalism CAN be considered a felony if the damages total more than $400 and the difference between the two is massive.

Misdemeanor offenders can be fined up to a maximum of $10k or less than a year in prison, whereas vandals convicted for a felony could easily spend up to three years in jail and a $10k fine which can be higher, based on the circumstances.

The Unitarian church’s congregational administrator, Bridgette Garutti, was baffled by the messages that her walls were marked with.

She was wondering why anyone would resort to hate speech unprovoked like this, adding that churches are supposed to be safe spaces for people looking to clear their mind and cast all of their worries aside.

Unfortunately, acts of vandalism like this aren’t uncommon in the North California area, as confirmed by conservative journalist Andy Ngo, who you might know from the time he was “milkshaked” at the 2020 BLM protests.

A little over two years ago, a trans activist and member of the Portland Antifa went on to smash the windows of a Catholic church, after which he was released with no charges, only to be caught committing armed robbery in a different county several days later.

This article appeared in The Record Daily and has been published here with permission.