Church Vandals Shatter Historic Stained Glass Windows

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DALLAS — Mount Olive Lutheran Church is looking for answers the day after a vandal attacked their church, hurling bricks through their historic stained glassed windows.

“The work that this church does for this community, we feed about two to three hundred people every Wednesday. And for someone to come back and destroy this building, basically, is just heartbreaking,” said church member Jackie Leach.

The building has stood for over a century on MLK Blvd. and was a centerpiece of the Dallas Civil Rights movement. The historic nature of the church makes these stained glass windows priceless and irreplaceable.

“You can’t replace them,” said Leach. “You can put something up there similar to them but to replace the original, we’ll never be able to do that.”

But the congregation is still trying to do exactly what the guy on those stained glass windows would want them to.

“[The vandal] needs to know that Jesus loves him, first of all and that we forgive him,” she said. “We know that God is still on the throne and he’s going to work this out for us.”

So while the historic windows may be shattered, these folks dedication to faith and forgiveness is stronger than ever.

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