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Upstate church says they would accept person who carved 'Hail Satan' in floor

Vandals left very unwelcome messages at Welcome Baptist Church in Union. (FOX Carolina/ July 10, 2018) Vandals left very unwelcome messages at Welcome Baptist Church in Union. (FOX Carolina/ July 10, 2018)
UNION, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Union County deputies are investigating after vandals carved “Hail Satan” into the flooring at a church.

Deputies said the vandals struck the Welcome Baptist Church Family Life Center building on Nichols Avenue.

The vandals burned two plastic columns and used a cutting instrument to damage several floorboards, vinyl siding, and a crawl space vent. An upside down cross and an anarchy symbol were burned into columns outside the building.

David Berry, the missions director for the church, said the damage was both shocking and heartbreaking.

"It just broke our heart," he said. "When you see something like that you know that person doesn't know the Lord."

The church said despite the crime, they would welcome those responsible with open arms.

No suspects have been identified and the Union County Sheriff's Office is investigating.

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