Police are investigating vandalism at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Williamsburg after staff discovered damage yesterday. Not only did someone(s) write "f*ck" on a Bible and break a statue of St. Jude, a statue of the Virgin Mary and Baby Jesus was defaced with... Kiss masks.
According to the Brooklyn Paper, "Maintenance workers at the Havemeyer Street house of worship called police at 8 am on Wednesday when they realized someone had marked up the statues to resemble the masks worn by KISS members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley... KISS released a number of chart-topping secular songs, but the late 1970s hair metal icons also wrote several popular singles with religious undertones, including 'Hotter Than Hell,' 'God Gave Rock ’n Roll to You,' 'God of Thunder,' and 'Living in Sin.'"
The police are investigating the incident as a hate crime; the church help put on the popular "Giglio Lift" each July.