Photo: Factory wall in Greenvill County, South Carolina
A South Carolina church is the latest location in the area to be hit by anti-immigrant vandalism.
This week, a Greenville County church, Plentitud Cristiana became the most recent victims of hate as vandals painted “got to hell” on an outside wall of the church, and poured leftover paint down the building’s outdoor air conditioning unit. Church member Ariz Funez said the congregation “decided to pray for the vandals because they are not on the right path.”
The other two cases of anti-immigrant vandalism in the area occurred just down the street. One was a fence that had a poorly written Spanish translation of “return to your country you stinking, filthy dark brown people right now.” Local Spanish speakers said it was obviously not written by a Latino person because there were too many mistakes in the translation.
And on that same road again, a factory still holds the message, “ILLEGAL ALIENS STEAL JOBS,” and the threat, “remove at your peril we will kill u.”
The factory owner has yet to remove the graffiti and is offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the vandals.