CHICAGO (TOC) — Second Unitarian Church of Chicago in Lakeview was vandalized after it posted an indication expressing assist for abortion rights.
Damaged glass nonetheless litters the sidewalk from two rock-throwing ladies.
“It is all very disappointing. None of us are at all times at our greatest, and clearly the individuals who attacked our church weren’t at their finest once they had been coming by,” mentioned Rev. Jason Lydon.
Lydon mentioned the church put the join weeks in the past, after the Supreme Courtroom overturned Roe v. Wade.
“We imagine in the suitable of pregnant individuals to make selections about their very own our bodies,” he mentioned.
However the message apparently upset two ladies who had been captured on video by a neighbor. Lydon mentioned a backyard grate was used to smash the glass of the church’s signal field, and a stained glass window was broken by rocks. Within the video, you possibly can hear it being damaged.
“Vandalism is rarely an applicable approach to interact in a debate, a dialog,” mentioned Charity Grant, board president of the church.
As the ladies left, the video captured their indignant phrases.
“I despatched a message. You do not (expletive) put (expletive) like that on the market. Get the (expletive) out of right here,” one lady is heard saying.
“Nobody’s going to silence us,” Lydon mentioned. “We’ll see this as a possibility to be stronger and never retreat.”
Per week from Sunday, the church is organizing a noon rally right here in assist of abortion rights. The pastor mentioned that act of vandalism won’t be the ultimate phrase.
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