A Baptist church sign proclaiming “Unborn Lives Matter” was found vandalized Monday morning in Bronston, Kentucky.
The Post Millennial reports the sign outside the First Baptist Church of Bronston was vandalized with black spraypaint to read “Black Lives Matter” and “fixd ur sign.”
Pastor Tony Hall told Kentucky Today that he feels frustrated by the vandalism, and he is praying for the person who did it.
“We were just literally trying to say we stood with the babies, and we should,” he said. “Somebody took offense to it.”
Hall continued: “It’s frustrating. I’d much rather if somebody had an issue that they would call the church and ask, ‘Why do you believe this?’ but we’re way beyond that.”
The pastor said they managed to clean most of the paint off of the sign, and a church member offered to pay to replace the glass.
“We had all kinds of people step up to help,” Hall said. “It’s pretty much clean.”
He said the church does mission work to help people in need, both in their local community and around the world.
“Like the (Kentucky Baptist) convention, we care for people on both sides of the spectrum,” the pastor said. “We’re not doing it for attention but because that’s what the Bible tells us to do.”
He said people who truly believe that “Black Lives Matter” also should care about what is happening at abortion facilities across the U.S. He said the abortion industry is “operating freely and murdering black babies more than any other group in our country.”
While abortions harm families of every race and culture, they disproportionately harm Black families. Statistics show that while Black Americans represent 13 percent of the U.S. population, they have 36 percent of all abortions. According to the Guttmacher Institute, the abortion rate among Black women is almost five times higher than it is among white women. And in New York City, health data indicates that more Black babies are aborted than are born alive annually.
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Vandalism and violence against pro-life advocates also has become increasingly common. LifeNews.com recorded more than 100 reports of assault, vandalism, harassment and other incidents in 2019. Our news outlet began tracking these reports after pro-life organizations expressed alarm about an uptick in violence in recent years.
Reports this year include:
Washington, D.C. – Pro-life Leader, Senator Harassed by Mob after Leaving White House (videos by Kristan Hawkins, president of Students for Life of America, and U.S. Sen. Rand Paul)
Delaware – Delaware Man Charged with Pulling Gun on Pro-Lifers Outside Planned Parenthood (Associated Press)
England – Pro-life MP Receives Death Threat after Voting against Pro-Abortion Bill (The Christian Institute)
Florida – Man Sentenced for Death Threats against Pro-Life Christian Organization (Fox News)
Indiana – Abortion Activist Charged with Rioting, Disorderly Conduct (WPTA 21/Created Equal)
Ohio – Pro-Life Billboard Vandalized in Middletown (Journal-News)
Canada – Pro-Life Billboard Smeared with Paint by Vandals near Kelowna (CastaNet)
Germany – Pregnancy Center Vandalized, Windows Smashed (Pregnancy Help News)
Oregon – Vandals Destroy “Pro-Trump. Pro-Life” Campaign Sign in Man’s Yard (Washington Times)
Texas – Pro-life Christian Threatened with Gun outside Fort Worth Abortion Facility (Fort Worth Star Telegram)
Texas – Abortion Worker Gives Pro-Lifer Bag of Vomit from Sick Woman During Coronavirus Outbreak (Operation Rescue)
California – Pro-Life Billboard Vandalized in San Francisco (Prolife Across America)
Washington, D.C. – Video: Abortion Activist Threatens to Pepperspray Pro-Life Advocates at Georgetown (TFP Student Action)
Washington state – Video: Students Vandalize Pro-Life Chalk Display at Western Washington University (Students for Life)
California – Hundreds of Pro-Life Fliers Stolen at Cal-Poly ahead of Pro-Life Speaker’s Talk (Students for Life)
Ohio – Video: Mom Threatens to Shoot Pro-Life Advocate on Sidewalk (Created Equal)
New Hampshire – Man Arrested after Allegedly Assaulting 15-Year-Old Trump Supporter (Townhall)
California – Bernie Sanders Supporter Allegedly Vandalizes, Tries to Set Fire to GOP Office (KRCR News)
Indiana – Pro-Life Ads Vandalized in South Bend, Second Time in 3 Months (Pregnancy Help News)
Washington, D.C. – Video: Student Swipes Pro-Life Sign from Daily Caller Reporter’s Hands
Washington, D.C. – Abortion Activist Threatens to Slit Pro-Life Student’s Throat at March for Life (Students for Life)
Guam – ‘Protect Unborn Babies’ Display Vandalized at Catholic Church (KUAM News)