CHICAGO (WLS) — Second Unitarian Church of Chicago in Lakeview was vandalized after it posted an indication expressing help for abortion rights.
Damaged glass nonetheless litters the sidewalk from two rock-throwing ladies.
“It is all very disappointing. None of us are all the time at our greatest, and clearly the individuals who attacked our church weren’t at their finest after they have been coming by,” mentioned Rev. Jason Lydon.
Lydon mentioned the church put the enroll weeks in the past, after the Supreme Courtroom overturned Roe v. Wade.
“We consider in the precise of pregnant individuals to make decisions about their very own our bodies,” he mentioned.
However the message apparently upset two ladies who have been captured on video by a neighbor. Lydon mentioned a backyard grate was used to smash the glass of the church’s signal field, and a stained glass window was broken by rocks. Within the video, you possibly can hear it being damaged.
“Vandalism isn’t an acceptable option to have interaction in a debate, a dialog,” mentioned Charity Grant, board president of the church.
As the ladies left, the video captured their offended phrases.
“I despatched a message. You do not (expletive) put (expletive) like that on the market. Get the (expletive) out of right here,” one girl is heard saying.
“Nobody’s going to silence us,” Lydon mentioned. “We’ll see this as a chance to be stronger and never retreat.”
Every week from Sunday, the church is organizing a noon rally right here in help of abortion rights. The pastor mentioned that act of vandalism won’t be the ultimate phrase.
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