The First Congregational Church’s “Black Lives Matter” banner was vandalized by an unknown suspect on February 14 or 15. The word “Black” in “Black Lives Matter” was crossed out and replaced with the word “Blue” to change the phrase to “Blue Lives Matter”. The less-known phrase “Blue Lives Matter” refers to the police movement formed in retaliation to the “Black Lives” movement. This is not the first time a banner on this church has been defaced- the well-known rainbow LGBTQ banner has also been vandalized on several occasions. The church decided to leave the banner up so that discussion about it would spread among the community.