Church Leaders: Church Sign Vandalized With Offensive Language

Posted on: 5:23 pm, August 8, 2012, by , updated on: 07:35pm, August 8, 2012

MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Cavalry Baptist Church out in Toney wouldn’t have grabbed your attention Wednesday morning, except for the sign out front.

Church leaders say the sign got vandalized, changed to say “No Whores” in black letters.

Trixie Coley saw it with her daughter.  They had the natural reaction, “We were in shock.  My daughter and I, she’s a teenager, and we just kind of sat there for a minute and stared, open-mouthed, and didn’t really know what to say.”

Neighbors of the church confirm it’s not something they’d ever expect to see there.

The fact the alleged vandals targeted a church gives Coley an idea of who it might be, “That’s almost proof that it’s teenagers, because they don’t think about how what they do affects everybody else around them.  Teenagers can be very selfish.”

A citizen took down the offensive verbage, with church leaders following up later.

But Coley hopes the ordeal leaves the alleged perpetrators with a lesson, “When they grow up and have children of their own, and someone does something like this to expose their kids to something they don’t want their kids exposed to, they’ll regret doing this.”