Vandalism on Churches

Authorities are investigating after anti-LGBTQIA+ messages were spray painted on several buildings in Decorah on Saturday night.

The buildings were in the area of Broadway and Winnebago Street. The vandalism occurred at the Decorah Lutheran Church and the United Church of Christ right next door, which has a prominent display out front of five rainbow color doors that say, “God’s doors are open to all.” There was also graffiti on the property of the courthouse across the street.

Decorah Lutheran Church posted images of the spray painted vandalism on Facebook on Sunday.

The vandalism occurred on the same weekend as Decorah Pride.