- Mormon church in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney defaced with ‘Vote Yes’
- It occurred even though Latter-day Saints isn’t even taking gay marriage position
- Parishioners are baffled at the graffiti and cleaned up the mess at the weekend
A Mormon church has been defaced with ‘Vote Yes’ graffiti even though it hasn’t even told its parishioners how to vote in the gay marriage postal survey.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at Leura, west of Sydney, was sprayed with slogans in red and black.
The mess was cleaned up on Saturday morning but Blue Mountains parishioners are baffled as to why they were targeted, considering Mormons are declining to take a position on same-sex marriage.
This Mormon church at the Blue Mountains west of Sydney was spray painted with ‘Vote Yes’
They are instead asking their worshipers to vote according to their conscience, The Australian reported.
The graffiti attack on the architecturally-significant church has sparked outrage across Facebook, with several former parishioners particularly upset.
‘Disgusting bullying tactics. Where’s the ‘love’ and ‘anti discrimination’ that the Yes side are all about?,’ one woman wrote.
However, the ‘Yes’ side hasn’t had a monopoly when in comes to menacing graffiti.
This home at Dutton Park, in inner Brisbane, was defaced with Nazi swastikas on the fence
This inner-city Queenslander home in Brisbane had swastikas sprayed on the front fence
In Brisbane a home at Dutton Park, near the city, had a rainbow flag defaced with a Nazi swastika by a likely opponent of gay marriage.
Jessica Lette-Garvey and her neighbours also found large black swastikas spray-painted on their fences on Sunday morning.
Another home decorated with rainbow flags and pro-gay marriage slogans, in nearby Woollongabba, allegedly had a rock thrown threw the window.
The reports of graffiti harassment are occurring as households receive ballots from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
Voters are urged to post them by October 27 to ensure they are received by the November 7 deadline as part of the $122 million postal vote survey on gay marriage.