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3 churches hit with Satanic graffiti

3 churches hit with Satanic graffiti”

NORTH AMITYVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Long Island authorities say another church has been found vandalized with Satanic graffiti, taking the total up to four.

Police are investigating the pentagrams and "hail Satan" graffiti as a hate crime, saying vandals spray painted three churches Friday and another sometime Saturday, PIX-11 reports.

Walker II, senior pastor of the Amityville Full Gospel Tabernacle, said he arrived at the church Saturday morning, to. All are located in North Amityville within a mile of each other.

Zion Gospel's spiritual leader, Willard Price, tells Newsday (http://nwsdy.li/2tAozqw ) that he will pray for the individual who vandalized his church. Suspects have not been identified, but the Suffolk County Police Department says a disgruntled parishioner may be behind the dark messages.

Last week, police in Nassau County found demonic imagery and phrases spray painted on New Covenant Church in East Meadow. Anyone with information about these incidents is asked to call Hate Crimes Section at 631-852-6323 or call anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.



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