Official Statement on Vandalism at Unitarian Universalist Church

In the very wise words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” Let’s remember to love.

Official Statement on Vandalism at Unitarian Universalist Church
West Lafayette, IN:

On January 20, the Unitarian Universalist Church in West Lafayette generously sponsored the first Greater Lafayette Resistance Fair. Over the course of an afternoon, we heard from speakers on topics including:  LGBTQ rights, immigrant rights, women’s rights, civil rights, and voter rights. We discussed ways to get involved to build a more just, equal, and participatory society. These are goals and values that we proudly share with so many in this great community.

This morning, the Unitarian Universalist Church was vandalized with white supremacist language including direct threats of violence. We extend our sympathy and solidarity to those exposed to this abject bigotry and we recognize that the structural issues underpinning bigotry run much deeper than individuals who attempt to intimidate our churches, nonprofit organizations, and community under cover of night. We will continue to work to ensure our country lives up to its ideals, including equality for all.

We are pleased that Mayor Dennis has condemned this behavior and that the proper authorities are investigating.