DALLAS A recent vandalism spree across the Oak Lawn section of Dallas was the hot topic at Sunday church services.

Someone spray-painted the number '666' on the Legacy of Life Monument and at a number of other locations last weekend including a Dallas North Tollway overpass and the Cathedral of Hope, a predominantly gay and lesbian church.

'Jesus would not respond with anger or violence, but say, 'Respond with your better self; with mercy; with compassion,'' said the Rev. Jim Mitulski, pastor at Cathedral of Hope.

Dallas police are investigating the vandalism as a hate crime. There are no reports of an arrest.

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