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Stamford Church Says Its Pride Banner Was “Torn From Its Frame and Torn”

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The Stamford Unitarian Universalist Congregation’s pride banner was vandalized over the weekend, church officials said.

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STAMFORD – The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Stamford has said that a pride banner on its property has been “torn from its frame and torn.”

The church said members found the damaged banner on Sunday morning as they came for a service.

“As members of a faith-based community that accompanies the struggle of those who identify as LGBTQ +, we are saddened by this destructive gesture,” said Lynne Lane, chairman of the board, in an email. “We respect everyone’s right to peaceful free expression, but the destruction of private property is never acceptable. “

The church said its banner “featured a rainbow image and the UUC logo, with the simple message: Welcoming Congregation” and was hung in the summer “to express alliance with the LGBTQ + community.”

A police official had no information to share about the incident on Monday evening.


“The congregation plans to replace the banner and hopes to hold a vigil using the disfigured banner to inspire civic unity,” the statement said.