New Jersey church’s welcome sign vandalized after Pride flags displayed in Morristown

New Jersey church's welcome sign vandalized after Pride flags displayed in Morristown

Tuesday, May 23, 2023 7:05PM

New Jersey chuch's sign damaged after Pride month flags displayed

MORRISTOWN, New Jersey (WABC) — A welcome sign at a New Jersey church was vandalized hours after Pride month flags were put on display.

The sign in front of the Church of the Redeemer, which features the message “All are welcome,” was split in half.

Church officials say they put up the flags every year for Pride month, but put them up a few days early in memory of a lesbian member whose funeral was taking place at the church.

The Episcopal church is looking for donations to help fund the replacement of the sign, which they say cost $15,000 to put up in 2015.

“Even if we can’t afford to replace it, we’ll keep welcoming everyone,” church officials said in a statement.

The Morris County Prosecutor’s Office and Morristown police are investigating the vandalism.

Click here to visit the church’s website to help.

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