ADL Outraged at Vandalism of Catholic Church; Calls for Community to Speak Out In Solidarity
Boston, MA, February 21, 2005 ... The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) expressed outrage at the attempted vandalism of the Holy Family Church in Duxbury, Massachusetts. According to reports, a cross was left in front of the front door of the church and set on fire. The church sustained minor damage in the attack.
Dennis Kanin, ADL New England Regional Chair, and Robert Leikind, ADL Regional Director issued the following statement:
We are outraged by this attack on the Holy Name Church of Duxbury. It is a sad reminder that hate remains very much a part of our world. It is also reinforces how critical it is that we all reaffirm our commitment to being a community that stands up and speaks out against hate.
We look forward to working with the leaders of the Duxbury No Place For Hate Committee and others to do just that. In the meantime, we have full confidence that the Duxbury Police Department will fully investigate this crime and that the perpetrators will be brought to justice.
The Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, is the world's leading organization fighting anti-Semitism through programs and services that counteract hatred, prejudice and bigotry.