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Several South Columbus churches vandalized

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Rev. McCoy and the rock that was thrown through a church window Rev. McCoy and the rock that was thrown through a church window
Rev. Bryant Rev. Bryant
COLUMBUS, Ga. - Reverend Darrion McCoy arrived to church early Sunday morning and found that a large rock had been thrown through one of the windows at his church.

“Why would they do this to the church?” asks Rev. McCoy. “I just don't understand why they would vandalize the church.”

Twelve Disciples Baptist church was one of six churches hit over the weekend. McCoy says all 6 churches suffered damage from rocks that were thrown through the glass windows or doors, and it’ll cost the churches hundreds of dollars to fix.

Vandals threw a large rock at the front glass door at Reverend Chad Bryant’s church, Mount Pleasant Baptist. There was no message with the vandalism, which makes him think it's a random act or part of gang initiation.

“Whether it's at Mount Pleasant, or a Baptist church, or a Methodist church, or a Pentecostal church, it's the house of God, so we ought to have some reverence and some respect for it,” said Rev. Bryant.

Both pastors say this isn't the first time they've had problems in the area. There have been several recent car break-ins at the churches. Reverend McCoy says he hopes the vandalism will cause the city to beef up police patrols in the area. He also hopes it will shine light on some of the other problems in the area, including the break-ins and problems with runoff and flooding when it rains.

If you have any information about the vandalism, call the Columbus Police at 706-653-3424.

David Hurst

David Hurst, a graduate of the Univ. of Georgia, focuses on how your tax dollars are being spent.
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