Racist graffiti investigated at church in Anne Arundel County

Authorities in Anne Arundel County are investigating after racist graffiti was discovered at a church in Gambrills.

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Images show racist language scrawled in pen on the outside of a door at the Kingdom Celebration Center in the 900 block of Annapolis Road.

The graffiti was found Monday morning.


Newspapers and litter were scattered around the property.

Head of the church, Apostle Antonio Palmer, released the following statement:

"I am appalled at such hatred targeted against people of good will and that continues racial hatred during a time when our country needs healing. Sadly, this just proves that there are people who would still do evil against the Black Church and Black people in general. This is a sad day for me as a pastor, a Black man, and a citizen of this country that I love!"

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 410-222-6155 or 410-222-4700.

A series of arsons and vandalism at three Bethesda churches over the weekend are also being investigated by authorities in Montgomery County.