Church organist who vandalized Indiana church with slurs fired
BROWN COUNTY, Ind. – A church in Brown County has fired their organist who is accused of vandalizing the church by spray painting anti-gay and anti-Trump graffiti on the building, according to Fox59.
After an extensive six-month investigation, George Nathaniel Stang, 26, of Bloomington was arrested on May 3, and he was charged with institutional criminal mischief in connection with the vandalism that occurred at St. David’s Episcopal Church last year.
Police say he admitted to vandalizing the church because he wanted to “mobilize a movement” after being disappointed in and fearful of the election results. He said his actions were not motivated by “anti-Christian or anti-gay” feelings; rather, they were strictly out of fear.
FOX59 talked with Stang over the phone, and he said, “I whole heartedly regret what I did. These actions are not representative of my views. One of the things I regret the most is adding more hatred in a world that already has so much.”