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Gay Pride Banner Ripped Off Bethesda Church

MOCO 360, on Thursday, Nov. 7, at around 9:35 p.m., a security camera captured an unidentified suspect in the act of vandalism.Video shows the person tearing and pulling down part of a two-story-tall Pride banner hanging from the exterior of Bethesda United Methodist Church, located on Old Georgetown Road in Bethesda.The vandalism was first discovered by Dennis Williams, the children’s minister for the church, who identifies as a member of the LGBTQ community, as he was leaving the church last Thursday.“It was like a punch in the stomach,” Williams said of the destruction of the banner, which was installed back in June in recognition of LGBTQ Pride Month.

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