Support Follows Act of Hate

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Leaders at a Minot church that was the subject of hateful graffiti say they’re heartened by the reaction of the community since then.

Police are asking for help from the public in solving the crime that

 involved Nazi and racist messages scrawled on property at the Church of the Living God, which has a membership that is predominantly black.

Meanwhile, church officials say many people have reached out to offer support and prayers.

An associate pastor says he had inteded to leave the message as a way to remind people of the hate some people carry with them.

But he says one passer-by was troubled by it and has taken action himself.

(Ensley Windham, Associate Pastor) “This one young man, it bothered him so much, because he said his little 6-year-old daiughter asked him what is that? She had never seen anything like that before. He said he couldn’t explain it to her. So he’s the one that took it on himself to start removing the graffiti off the walls. “

Pastor Windham says the Church of the Living God has been open in Minot for nearly 30

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