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MN Man Arrested for Vandalizing Churches, Defaming LGBT and Religious People

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Minneapolis Star Tribune
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September 27, 2012

Police have arrested a 30-year-old man who said he hurled rocks and left offensive messages about LGBT people at several churches in one west metro community due to "his anger with God." The vandalism occurred just weeks before Minnesotans vote on whether the state Constitution should be amended to affirm that marriage is solely between a man and a woman. Leaders in various religions have been involved in the public debate on that ballot measure. However, the damaged churches in Buffalo represent denominations that have come down on different sides of the marriage amendment issue.

The churches the man attacked were on both sides of the anti-marriage equality amendment in MN, but the police say the crime had bias against LGBT people and religion.