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Nashville man charged with hate crime against Connecticut church

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Posted at 1:25 PM, Jul 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-02 14:25:53-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF)  — A Nashville man has been arrested in Connecticut after police say he damaged a church that was “pushing the LGBT agenda.”

According to police in Milford, Connecticut, 30-year-old Charles Yarbrough was arrested Monday. He’s accused of damaging the office door of Mary Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church.

Police said Yarbrough, of Ashlawn Place, was taken into custody and admitted to targeting the church because he “felt the pastor, and the church as a whole, were supporting and pushing the LGBT agenda.”

Yarbrough was charged with a hate crime, 3rd degree burglary and 3rd degree criminal mischief. He was held on a $50,000 bond.