South Charlotte church vandalized with anti-gay rhetoric

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Photo: Wedgewood Church 

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is investigating after a local church was vandalized overnight in south Charlotte. 

Someone had spray painted "F**s are pedophiles," on Wedgewood Church's front doors. Pastor Chris Ayers said this is not the first time that the church, which works for the equality of all people, has been vandalized. 

Pastor Ayers tells FOX 46 Charlotte the vandalism occurred sometime between sundown Tuesday night and sunup Wednesday morning, Jan. 24. He said someone drove by the church and alerted him to the profanity Wednesday morning. 

In addition to the church's front doors, their road signage has also been vandalized in the past, according to the pastor. 

"Wedgewood does not ask people their sexual orientation or gender identity but about half of the congregation is LGBT. We are multi-ethnic. About half of the congregation is African-American," Pastor Ayers said. 

Anyone with information in this incident is asked to call The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.