This is a shocking development; last fall a small Episcopal church in Indiana was vandalized right after Election Day, with an offensive message, “Heil Trump.” It was reported by the church organist.
Following a classic mystery trope, it turns out the person who reported the crime committed it. He apparently hoped to spark political outrage over the election, but the story went national and became a huge issue.
The Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, the Rt. Rev. Michael Curry, preached at the church, St David’s of Bean Blossom IN, the Sunday after the organist confessed to local police. The church’s rector was unaware that the organist was under suspicion before the arrest.
It’s all very troubling; what we must take away from this is that it is NEVER right to commit a wrong act in a good cause.
[Episcopal News Service] An organist has been arrested in the post-election vandalism at an Episcopal church in Indiana – an incident that generated national headlines in November as a possible case of politically motivated hate speech, but one that prosecutors now say was instead the act of som