Last weekend, three vandals seen on security camera footage hit Church of the Resurrection with red spray paint. They sprayed inverted crosses on the front doors and wrote, “Is overturning Roe worth your life or your democracy?”
The church, located in Lansing, Michigan, is led by Pastor Steve Mattson. He arrived for Mass on a Sunday morning and saw church members busily trying to clean the red-lettered threats from a sidewalk and the church building.
The vandals, he says, need a “deep encounter” with God’s love.
“They're going to be angry and frustrated, and they're going to act out,” he tells AFN, “until they find their rest in God.”
According to LifeNews, more than 100 pro-life pregnancy centers and churches have been attacked since May. That is when news website Politico published a leaked draft ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court, which triggered a crazed and violent response from abortion supporters across the country.
Some pro-abortion supporters used literal firebombs in their attacks, which qualifies as an act of domestic terrorist. Yet the U.S. Department of Justice, which keeps warning about "domestic terrorism," has not arrested a single person involved.
A group named “Janes Revenge” has claimed responsibility for at least 18 acts of arson and vandalism.
Mattson says Americans are witnessing a spiritual battle unfold in which evil forces are attempting to frighten, intimidate, and discourage God’s children.
In front of the Church of the Resurrection, he says, a sign now reads:
To whomever vandalized our church: We forgive you and we are praying for you.