Black Lives Matter Banner Vandalized Again
This morning a reader sent us a photo they took of the Black Lives Matter banner in front of Colesville Presbyterian Church that was vandalized sometime over the weekend.
The banner in front of the church has been replaced multiple times since it was first put up by the church back in 2015. According to a message on the church’s website, Black Lives Matter banners have been repeatedly stolen, painted over, and destroyed.
“Colesville Presbyterian began displaying a Black Lives Matter banner, visible for drivers on New Hampshire Avenue, in early June.
After several weeks on display, this first banner was stolen. The replacement banner put up in early July was soon defaced with paint, then the words were cut out of the banner.
Session agreed to leave the damaged banner on display, as testimony to the church’s continuing support for the black lives matter sentiment, in spite of detractors who would damage our church property.
Then CPC received a wonderful surprise in mid July – a replacement black lives matter flag hanging with the damaged banner, placed by a community member who also left a note of support.
The church has received messages of support from others in the community as well, citing their appreciation that the church continues to display our banners despite theft and vandalism.
As of July 21, the church has added a series of lawn signs in front of the church to amplify the black lives matter sentiment.”