- Associated Press - Thursday, August 22, 2019

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Vandals continue to target a New Mexico church known for welcoming LGBTQ residents and immigrants.

KRQE-TV reports Metropolitan Community Church members said this week the Albuquerque church has been the target of vandalism seven times in less than three weeks.

The most recent vandalism happened Monday night. Members say that’s when someone threw a rock through the window on the front door, knocking out the newly installed plexiglass.

Albuquerque police are investigating.

No arrests have been made.



Church board members said it will cost an estimated $5,000 to fix the damage.

The Christian church has been at the same location for 18 years and it has reported only a few minor episodes in its history.

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Information from: KRQE-TV, http://www.krqe.com

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