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Church Supporting Gay Marriage Is Vandalized In Hollywood

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HOLLYWOOD (CBS) —  A sign in front of the Hollywood United Methodist Church proclaiming its support for same-sex marriage was vandalized, it was announced Monday.

The word “equality” was excised sometime late Sunday night so that the sign reads, “This church believes in marriage,” according to a statement issued by the church.

“As a church we do believe in marriage. But until everyone — and that means everyone — has the right to marry the one you love, regardless of gender, we will proclaim with our hearts and souls, and yes, our banners, that we believe in marriage equality,” the statement said.

Church officials were not immediately available for further comment, and  there was no immediate word whether the Los Angeles Police Department had been notified.

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