The Geneva Reformation Monument, a famous monument honoring the men who brought forth the Protestant Reformation has been vandalized with rainbow-colored paint.
The Reformation Wall in Geneva, Switzerland, features the statue figures of Calvin, Farel, Bèze and Knox. Engraved in the wall is the motto of Geneva “Post Tenebras Lux” (After darkness, light), which is also a well-known phrase in Calvinist philosophy.
The wall, which was inaugurated back in 1909, has now been horribly defaced with multi-colored paint in what many suspect was an attack perpetrated by a pro-LGBT — the use of rainbow-colored paint may have given this away.
Many responded to the news on social media, offering their takes on the cowardly act. “Tolerance and love from our friends on the left,” one person tweeted.
“These are just statues…I know…but it saddens my heart,” another noted. “They can not pour paint on the Truth of their Words though.”
One Twitter user chose to issue a serious warning: “This misunderstanding about tolerance involves distortion of truth and indoctrination, and is now trying to change history,” he wrote.
The police have not yet identified the perpetrators of the attack, according to Evangelical Focus.
Local news outlet, LemanBleu, noted that Geneva’s City Council will file an official criminal complaint and staff working in the park are aiming to get the wall cleaned as soon as possible.
This is not the first time the monument has been defaced. In March of this year, feminist activists scrawled graffiti across the wall which read, “Where are the women?”