‘Death to God’: Arkansas Church, Cemetery Vandalized With Satanic Messages, Images

MELBOURNE, Ark. — Police are seeking information after a church and cemetery in Arkansas were vandalized on Saturday with various Satanic messages and images.

According to reports, Flat Rock Church and its adjoining cemetery were spray-painted with messages like “Death to God,” “Satan be with you” and “666.” Both the interior and exterior of the church were vandalized, as well as headstones in the cemetery.

“It was reported Saturday that the Flat Rock Church and cemetery located north of Arkansas Highway 56 had been vandalized. Deputy Steve Davidson found the headstones, the inside and outside of the church had been spray-painted with graffiti along with what is believed to be various Satanic symbols,” the Izard County Sheriff’s Department outlined in a social media post.

It noted that the cemetery hasn’t had any new burials since October of 2016.

Sheriff Tate Lawrence called the vandalism a “horrendous act” and is asking that anyone with information call his office. There are no named suspects at this time.

The community has likewise condemned the actions of the vandals, with several noting that they either have family members buried at the location or who were married there. Some have volunteered to help clean up the graffiti.

“This very unsettling. We have family in buried in this cemetery,” wrote Erica Holt Brandon. “This is a horrible act made from ungodly people. Yes, they should be prosecuted for this act. They also need prayers for their souls.”

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“I got married here and this is very upsetting,” also remarked Valarie Valentine McMahill. “It was always a great place to go and be in the quiet and pray and talk to God, but now someone has ruined that.”

“My mammaw and great great grandparents are buried here, along with many other family members,” said Allie Calvert. “Whoever did this, I hope you feel better about yourself with your immature act. And I honestly feel sorry for you for feeling the need to do this in such a beautiful place. You clearly need help.”

Last May, a church cemetery in Redfield was damaged when nearly 80 headstones were knocked over and/or broken, and items left to honor the dead were strewn around the graveyard. Cemetery workers who were preparing for a burial discovered the damage, which a representative of Orion Mission Baptist Church cemetery reported to police.

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  • Grace Kim Kwon

    Evil reigns in the Non-christian America. The West needs Christianity to get saved and be good like all others do. Children get ruined when the civilization willfully rejects God’s truth and becomes Ex-christian. Ex-christian = Ex-truth = Ex-goodness = No meaning whatsoever -> Satan-worship. USA’s worst crisis is nothing of external but its own hatred against Christianity and therefore everything good and noble.
    Jesus said to His people, “In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” ( John chapter 16)

    • Robert

      AMEN to that ..John 16. Is very important to remember in times of tribulation.

      • Grace Kim Kwon

        Yes. It is still surreal that any Americans would do this evil to Christian churches. A tragic result of the decades of indoctrinating kids to equate the good and evil. Today’s Western secular education resembles Nazi Youth movement; everyone is made bow to the despicable atheism, Sodomy, and even to Satanism. USA has no mental health unless they stop equating Christianity with other things.

  • C. L. “TheWolfe83” Rule

    This is retarded