Vandals Target San Francisco Church

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Mayor Gavin Newsom is condemning the
vandalism of a Roman Catholic church in San Francisco, calling it a
"cowardly and criminal act."

Swastikas and graffiti were spray-painted on the Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church over the weekend in an apparent protest of Proposition 8, which outlawed same-sex marriage in California.

Although prominent Catholic leaders supported Proposition 8, the targeted church is in the Castro District, San Francisco's gay
neighborhood.

Most Holy Redeemer's pastor, the Rev. Steve Meriweather, told
radio station KCBS-AM that the vandals chose the wrong target
because his parishioners didn't support Proposition 8.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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