Media Reports on Vandalized Black Lives Matter Banner at East Aurora Church

April 20, 2021  |  IN THE NEWS  |  Share

Attorney Barry Covert provided comment to WGRZ 2 On Your Side for a story regarding a Black Lives Matter banner that was recently vandalized. The banner was displayed outside of the Unitarian Universalist Church of East Aurora.

Mr. Covert represented the Unitarian Universalist Church in a previous First Amendment and Zoning Law dispute with the Village of East Aurora regarding the Black Lives Matter banner. That matter resulted in the Unitarian Universalist Church winning variances from the Village of East Aurora’s Zoning Board of Appeals, which allowed the church display the Black Lives Matter banner along with other existing signage the church had on display.

Regarding the recent vandalism of the banner, Mr. Covert stated to WGRZ “To have a church have a simple sign that says Black Lives Matter, come and pray with us, and that is deemed to be offensive to anyone in the community, is surprising to me.”

Click the video below for WGRZ’s full story, including comments from Barry Covert.

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