Statement from the Spencer Board Board of Directors About Recent Gosport Hate Crime

The following statement statement was issued from the Spencer Pride Board of Directors today:

During the first week of August, a mural near Gosport’s waterfront was vandalized with a swastika symbol.  The Spencer Pride Board of Directors, along with our passionate & caring volunteers, strongly condemn this hateful action.  While we are pleased that the mural was able to be repaired quickly, we wanted to raise awareness of this incident.  It is similar to the hateful damage done this past Spring in Spencer to the flag pole that flew a rainbow Pride Flag.  There is a time & place to express disagreement, but it is never acceptable to damage property, especially with the intent to terrorize others because of their beliefs.  This is a hate crime, & we sincerely hope that local law enforcement is treating it accordingly.