Some disgruntled Satanists on Saturday vandalized a 103-year old church located in Danville, Virginia.
According to media reports, Satanists spray-painted on the rear outside wall of Schoolfield Church of the Brethren several satanic symbols, an inverted cross and Latin words ‘Ave Satanas (Hail Satan) with red paint. A church member spotted the desecration and reported to police.
The church was founded in 1911 by Marlon Prather, and his great-grandson Rev Richard Berkley is the current pastor.
Berkley’s daughter Branwen Hall reportedly said the church has survived attacks during World Wars I and II, Korean and Vietnam wars and so, the desecration is not going to affect the way members worship.
Danville police are currently investigating.