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Your Black World: Racial Slur On Virginian Black Church

               

 

 

Something troublesome awaited the members of a historic African American congregation on Sunday as they arrived at their McLean church for services.

The First Baptist Church of Chesterbrook had been defaced by a racial epithet.

The inflammatory word was spray-painted in large block letters next to the church’s front door, Fairfax County police said in a news release.

“It was a very upsetting time,” said Andre Johnson, a longtime member of the church, which is on Kirby Road near Old Dominion Drive. Members were concerned, Johnson said, as you “can very well expect them to be when they walk up to the church and see that on the front.”

 

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