A Maryland woman was arrested this week after she allegedly destroyed a “Black Lives Matter” sign at St. Philips Episcopal Church in Annapolis.
According to Anne Arundel County investigators, 56-year-old Chari Raye McLean admitted that she removed the “Black Lives Matter” sign without permission because she did not believe in the motto.
The woman said that she supported the “Blue Lives Matter” and the “All Lives Matter” mottos.
Investigators alleged that McLean removed the “Black Lives Matter” sign at around 7:30 a.m. on Monday morning. She was charged with destruction of property.
Rev. Randy Callender told The Washington Post that the church had another “Black Lives Matter” sign vandalized on Oct. 16. The sign was changed to say “All Lives Matter.”
“The first time it was vandalized, I’ll be honest, I was surprised. I was really surprised,” Callender recalled “We were not saying that all lives didn’t matter. We were saying that in order for all lives to matter, you have to focus on what’s going on in the black community.”
“If [McLean] really disagreed with the sign, I would have invited her to my office to talk,” he added
Callender said that St. Philips would put up a third sign.