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Community “Paints Away Hate” from Vandalized Temple

Hindu Temple vandalism in Louisville, KY

Hundreds of people of all religious denominations came to heal the hate this weekend after authorities say a teenager vandalized the Swaminarayan Temple in Louisville, reports WLKY.

Christians and Muslims came together to support the Hindu community and paint over the hateful messages left by a vandal.

“I think an event like this can be good because it shows people of different faith and people of no faith can still respect one another,” said Ben Johnson. “(I) can still respect your right to believe what you want to believe. I don’t have to agree with it, and we need to have more open, honest dialogue.”

The vandalism occurred during a break-in Tuesday, reports the Friendly Atheist. 

Police found hate-filled religious messages spray painted all over the temple.

“This community really comes together in times of strife like this,” said Janice Cates, director of the mayor’s Compassion Initiative to the Friendly Atheist.

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