Multiple authorities are investigating an explosion rocked the First Works Baptist Church in El Monte, early Saturday morning. The church, known for endorsing anti-LGBTQ views, had been vandalized, before having the windows blown out by the explosion.
El Monte police Lt. Christopher Cano told ABC7 that the windows of the church "appeared at first to be smashed, then we realized that the windows were not smashed, that they had actually blown out from some type of explosion."
L.A. County Supervisor Hilda Solis released a statement: "Although we do not yet know the motive, I am aware of the anti-LGBTQ+ and misogynist sermons given by the pastor of First Works Baptist Church... and my office has referred concerning matters pertaining to the pastor to the County's Human Rights Commission, who has been working in collaboration with the City of El Monte to de-escalate the situation."
Bryan Suits talked about the incident on KFI AM640's "Super Hyper Local Sunday."