Morristown Green about the vandalism, though she could not definitively say that it was inspired by the rainbow banners.“If in fact someone did this intentionally, then obviously, it’s a sad day for our community,” Black said. “But it’s not going to deter us from doing what we do.
Love is stronger than hate. That’s a principle Redeemer has lived by for a very long time.”This is not the first time the church has flown Pride-themed banners.
Typically, the rainbow-colored banners are erected in June to mark LGBTQ Pride Month. But the Church of the Redeemer erected theirs earlier, in commemoration of a lesbian parishioner who died from COVID-19.Black notes that, in past years, passerby have stopped to photograph the colorful flags, even posing in front of them.
They then see the church’s welcome sign, and, regardless of whether they enter, understand its message.Black said everything seemed fine when she left the church around 9 p.m.