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Neighbors Growing Together | Dec 7, 2016

Church sign vandalized with spray paint in Mason City

Nov 21, 2016

MASON CITY (AP) — Police are investigating after a church sign in Mason City that promoted God's unconditional love was vandalized with spray paint.

The Mason City Globe Gazette reports this is the second time in the past year that the sign outside the First Congregational United Church of Christ was vandalized.

Someone painted over the word gay when the sign declared, "We are a sanctuary for the least, lost, gay & straight, female, Muslim.For all! God's love wins!"

In March, someone painted the sign when a message was posted promoting a performance by the Twin Cities Gay Men's Chorus.

Pastor Chuck Kelsey says he hopes to be able to move past this and maybe even talk with the person responsible.

It will likely cost between $200 and $300 to repair the sign.

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