Hundreds Wash Away Synagogue Graffiti in Colorado

March 8, 2004

Source: The Denver Post,1413,36~53~2003227,00.html

On March 8, 2004 The Denver Post reported, "What might have been a lasting symbol of hate was washed away Sunday as a crowd of about 300 gathered to erase anti-Semitic graffiti at a Denver synagogue.

Such a throng showed up at BMH-BJ Congregation, where vandalism was discovered Saturday, that people had to stand in line for a turn at a brush or a can of paint thinner.

'This is a place for everyone,' Gunnery Sgt. Doug Mix said...

'That is why everyone is here. There are Christians, Jews, Muslims and people who are not religious. We all came out here because America is still America, and we don't tolerate this,' Mix said.

The swastikas were gone in minutes

But even on a day of unity, many could not ignore that the markings came as 'The Passion of the Christ' completed its second weekend as the No. 1 movie in the country. Many at the synagogue said the movie is anti-Semitic."