Church vandalism didn’t come as a surprise, but it was troubling nonetheless

The Rev. Lyn Marshall pulled into the Unitarian Universalist Church last Sunday for her first live-stream sermon since the coronavirus changed the way people worship.

Her focus quickly shifted, from preparing for her message to the congregation to the message spray-painted on the Wayside Pulpit on Pleasant Street.

“Black Lives Matter,” shown in block letters on a marquee, there since June 4, had been pushed to the background, replaced by one big, blue, bold underlined word: “BLUE.” The phrase “Blue Lives Matter” has emerged as a pro-police countermovement to Black Lives Matter. Read more…