Arizona

Jun 16, 2012 2:56 PM

Vandals paint 'Smoke meth' on Ariz. church

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - A church in Glendale has been vandalized after an unknown attacker sprayed paint the words "Christians are liars" and "Smoke meth" on its wall.

The Arizona Republic reports that an employee at St. Raphael Parish noticed the vandalism Thursday morning and contacted police.

Glendale police spokesman Tracy Breeden said the phrase "God is evil" also was painted on the church.

Rev. Edward Kaminski, the church's pastor for the eight years, called the act "a hate crime."

Breeden said once the criminal damage report is completed, detectives will investigate and determine if it was a hate crime.

Church officials estimated the damage at about $1,000.

No arrests have been made.

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