Burned Bible found at New Holland church

| October 8, 2009

Someone slid a burned Bible into the front-door mail slot of a New Holland church Tuesday, police said.

Police responded at 5 p.m. to First Baptist Church of New Holland, 149 W. Conestoga St., for a report of vandalism.

The fluorescent-orange 3-inch-by-5-inch Bible was discovered by a woman who arrived to clean the church, a church spokeswoman said Wednesday.

The spokeswoman said it was unlikely the Bible was on fire when it was placed in the mail slot. She noted that there was no damage to the interior of the church, including the door and the wooden floor on which the Bible was found.

It’s not the first time the church was the target of vandals, newspaper records show. Graffiti was written on the property Aug. 14, police said.

The church spokeswoman, who asked not to be identified, said the church hasn’t had ongoing problems, and she believes the incidents are random acts of vandalism by youths.

Police ask anyone with information about Tuesday’s incident to call New Holland police at 354-4647.




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