Threatening grafitti sprayed on four churches opposed to abortions

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A shadowy anarchist group claimed to have vandalized four “pro-life” churches in Olympia last Sunday with spray-painted threatening messages.

A post on the website Abolition Media reported that a group calling itself “Jane’s Revenge, Bo Brown Memorial Cell,” says that the group admitted painting graffiti on The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints building on the north side of Olympia, Calvary Chapel, Harbor Church and St. Michael Catholic Church early Sunday morning, leaving messages like “If abortions aren’t safe then neither are you,” “Abort the church,” and “God loves abortion.”

"When they came in Sunday morning they found it (grafitti), took pictures of it, and then they pressure-washed it off on Monday," said Calito Francis, who works at the LDS Church.

  Claims by the admitted attackers

“While a little graffiti may be a small gesture in the war against patriarchal religious control, we wish to highlight that it’s easy and fun to attack,” the group’s statement said. “Our enemies are vulnerable and easy to find.”

The group also identified Options Pregnancy Clinic at 135 Lilly Road NE as a “fake clinic,” as well as its financial backers, saying they should be held responsible for “the violence of forced birth.”

The statement claims that the four churches are associated with crisis pregnancy centers which they call “religious fake clinics that manipulate mostly poor people into having & keeping children they don’t want or aren’t ready for and marrying whomever impregnated them whether or not that relationship is healthy or safe,” adding that these centers are exploitative.

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  • JulesJames

    May this night writing political intimidation result in arrests and convictions. Tactics emulating Mussolini's Brown Shirts aren't funny.

    Wednesday, May 25 Report this

  • northbeachcomm

    We have so much vandalism in OLY., this is not new.

    Enforcement of vandalism is not easy, and the police

    are too busy with "active shooter" issues?

    Wednesday, May 25 Report this