KCMO church replaces stolen 'Black Lives Matter' banner

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - There was cause for extra celebration on Easter Sunday at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church.

During mass, the church dedicated its new “Black Lives Matter” sign after the original sign was stolen back in January.

The church has placed the sign higher up on the building, out of arms reach. All Souls Unitarian Universalist is also considering security cameras around the church.

 

 

A sign maker caught word of the stolen banner, and offered to replace it for a deal. Through donations, the church was able to make five more banners to give to other local churches.

The minister says the banner helps spread a message of justice and diversity.

"We want to stand with the community of those who experience any kind of oppression and right now that's a lot about what's happening within the black community," said senior minister Kendyl Gibbons.

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