July 1, 2014 6:08 pm -

Dallas, Texas police are seeking the public’s help to find the vandals behind the bright red “666” graffiti painted on a well-known Oak Lawn monument, a predominantly gay church, three print publications, and a highway overpass. At this time, police are deeming it to be a hate crime, largely because it’s LGBT Pride Month and two of the locations are landmarks in the gay and lesbian community.

Christians believe that “666” is the number and mark of the Beast which was written about in the book of Revelation.

Image: WFAA

Image: WFAA

KHOU reports:

Vandals have struck in the Oak Lawn area following locations: The Legacy of Life Monument, which was built to honor those who died in the AIDS epidemic; the Cathedral of Hope, a predominantly gay and lesbian church; the Dallas Observer newspaper building; and an overpass at the Dallas North Tollway and Cedar Springs Road.

The taggers also struck at the offices of The Dallas Morning News and D Magazine in downtown Dallas.

So far, Dallas police detectives have not found any surveillance video that would help them determine who is behind the vandalism. Detective Kevin Janse said he believes that all of the incidents occurred Saturday night into Sunday, and they’re asking for any witnesses to come forward.

“We’re hoping somebody saw something — whether it’s a vehicle, a person walking down the street with a backpack,” Janse said. “We’ll start with the smallest of leads or tips.”

Under Texas law, it is a state jail felony to vandalize a place of worship or a public monument. That is punishable by up two years in jail.

If the vandalism is found to have been a hate crime, the perpetrators  could face enhanced penalties in the punishment phase of a trial — a third-degree felony, which carries up to 10 years in prison.

The Rev. Gregg Alan Smith, associate pastor at Oak Lawn Methodist Church, spotted the graffiti Sunday on the monument as he was headed to work.

“It was very shocking to see something like that, particularly in a neighborhood like this which is so open and so welcoming of so many different kinds of people,” Smith said. “That is simply a blight on this part of town.”

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No responses to Texas Vandals Paint ‘666’ On Landmarks In The Gay Community

  1. Tommy6860 July 1st, 2014 at 6:11 pm


  2. Rusty Shackleford July 1st, 2014 at 6:25 pm

    Satan’s got the best taste in music.

  3. Ron Jackson July 1st, 2014 at 6:40 pm

    I’d start with the governor of Texas,and every right winger in the state.

    • Suzanne McFly July 1st, 2014 at 7:00 pm

      He has the title of being “too stupid” on his side, Perry would of painted 999.

      • Anomaly 100 July 1st, 2014 at 7:19 pm


      • M D Reese July 1st, 2014 at 8:39 pm

        No–he would have painted “9 9 ????”

  4. Bunya July 1st, 2014 at 7:23 pm

    Wow! Paining “666” on a monument. Boy, I’ll bet that’ll sure scare the straight into those gays.

  5. mmaynard119 July 1st, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    I didn’t think Steve Stockman could count beyond 5.

  6. M D Reese July 1st, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    Those christians–so loving, so accepting, so christ-like…

  7. TheBigDudeInTheSky July 2nd, 2014 at 8:56 am

    Come on folks, that could just be three red hot peni ready for action.

  8. pmichael July 2nd, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    666 – the magic symbol of theological ignorance. *L* Geez – at least use the correct Greek symbol – and maybe get a clue the *quantity* of 6 hundred 3 score and 6 was a ‘total’ for Nero Caesar in Hebrew (the original language for the story we call Revelations) – not the devil.
    So many people are victims of Hollywood plots they believe to be factual. It’s really sad. Almost as sad as those who think the many “translations” from Greek to English are actually accurate – or even “holy”. LOL

  9. zerowolfe July 25th, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    scrolls from the dead sea revealed 616 is the true mark of the devil.