A string of vandalism cases have been reported by churches nationwide this month, from Georgia and North Carolina to Texas and California. “Why?” asked William Yeoman, a trustee at Providence Missionary Baptist Church in Belville, North Carolina. “Did God do anything to you? Did we do anything to you?” Windows were smashed at both Yeoman’s church, and nearby Blackwell Chapel AME Zion Church, over the weekend.
Two windows on the front of Providence Missionary Baptist Church had been broken, and both front doors, two front windows, and a side window were smashed at Blackwell Chapel AME Zion Church. “I looked down on the floor and there I saw some glass down there,” Yeoman told WECT-TV. “I found out that somebody probably took a bat or maybe a screwdriver or something and punched a hole in the window, because the glass spread all over the floor, all over the [bathroom] sink.” READ MORE