A Cary church was vandalized with spray-painted racial slurs, “KKK” and other messages over the weekend.
At about 4 a.m. Sunday, Saint Francis United Methodist Church on Kildaire Farm Road in Cary discovered spray-painted graffiti on one of its buildings used primarily for Sunday school and Bible study. Church members, staff and volunteers were able to clean the graffiti before morning service was finished Sunday.
Messages including “Kill all n-----,” “N----- church,” “KKK” and “F--- Jesus” – along with offensive images – were painted over the outer walls, windows and doors of the building, according to photos posted on Facebook on Sunday by Tyler Bentley. He said he and others spent three hours removing the graffiti from the building.
“Just a PSA that this sort of thing is happening in your communities, too,” Bentley wrote in his post sharing the photos. “This is why people say racism is still alive.”
Bentley’s post had been shared more than 140 times, had more than 50 comments and 170 reactions as of 4 p.m. Monday.