Md. church vandalized with racist message

The clergy's message was that 'this country is for all of us.'

SILVER SPRING, MD (WUSA9) - Police said they are investigating an act of vandalism at a Silver Spring church as a hate crime.

On Sunday, members of the Episcopal Church of Our Saviour discovered one of their signs, advertising a Spanish-language service, had been tagged with a racist message.

The sign had been cut in several places. The words, “Trump nation. Whites only,” were also written on it the back.

Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde of Episcopal Diocese of Washington gathered with church members and priests to stand in solidarity following the incident.

"We are better than this as a country and we will overcome hatred," Budde said at a press conference.

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Montgomery County Police said they have not made an arrest in the case.

On CBS’ 60 Minutes Sunday night, President-Elect Donald Trump said he is saddened to hear that minorities are being harassed after the presidential campaign.

He continued by saying that any of his supporters harassing groups in his name should "stop" now.


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