Church vandal tells police God wanted him to 'hurt people' - KMSP-TV

Church vandal tells police God wanted him to 'hurt people'

BUFFALO, Minn. (AP) - A 30-year-old man is charged with felony vandalism for allegedly throwing rocks at several churches in Buffalo and leaving behind anti-gay messages.

The criminal complaint alleges Wade Murray told police that God wanted him to "hurt people."

Murray is accused of causing more than $7,500 in damage.

Police say doors and windows were broken Monday at four church buildings in Buffalo, a town west of Minneapolis.

Inflammatory posters containing messages dealing with religion, sexual orientation and descriptions of Jesus being homosexual were left at the churches starting last Saturday night at two of the damaged churches and two others.

Murray was arrested Wednesday night after going to the FBI offices in Brooklyn Center. Bail is set at $30,000, and he remained in jail Friday.

The Star Tribune reported the complaint only describes the messages as "disturbing and graphic."

 

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