Gov. Otter speaks out after LDS churches vandalized

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Gov. Otter speaks out after LDS churches vandalized

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Posted on November 10, 2013 at 8:06 PM

Updated Sunday, Nov 10 at 8:39 PM

CHUBBUCK -- Governor Otter spoke out Sunday, while police continue to look for the vandals who defaced three LDS churches in the small eastern Idaho town of Chubbuck.

The Idaho State Journal reports the vandalism happened sometime late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning.

The graffiti included anti-LDS statements, vulgar language and drawings, and a rendering of a devil figure.

Chubbuck Police say the extent of damage makes the vandalism a felony.

Gov. Butch Otter issued the following statement today regarding the recent vandalism:

“Defiling or defacing houses of worship – of any faith or denomination – is an attack not just on religious beliefs or even our law, but also on our culture and our values.  It disturbs the sanctuaries of our spiritual well-being.  These are not merely the acts of misguided individuals. They speak to a more fundamental disregard for sacred places, social order and the freedoms that generations of Americans have sacrificed to protect.”

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