A swastika-scrawling sicko struck a popular Brooklyn church for the third time in 18 months early Friday (March 14), sparking new outrage among parishioners, according to the New York Post.At the Good Shepherd Roman Catholic Church in Marine Park, a 21/2-foot swastika was painted on a window in red paint accompanied by lyrics to a heavy-metal song by the band MEGADETH. "It's a shock and this community is not getting used to it," said Monsignor Thomas Brady, adding that the mess would be cleaned up immediately. "There have been a lot of tears this morning because this a sacred place."
The church — in a largely Irish neighborhood with many police and firefighters as parishioners — was struck in November 2001 and again last September. In the September incident, a statue of the Virgin Mary was spray-painted orange. Cars in the neighborhood were also vandalized with the heinous symbol in January. Parishioners were deeply troubled by the latest senseless attack on their beloved church. "It's disturbing and sad. There's a lot of disturbance in my heart about this," said Angela Clancy, 54.