Ames church shows off new pride banner; previous one ripped down, burned

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AMES, Iowa (KCRG) - An Ames church is showing off a new LGBTQ pride banner.

Source: Ames United Church of Christ

The previous banner at Ames United Church of Christ was ripped down and burned earlier this month.

Pictures in a Facebook post from the church feature a rainbow banner with the words "God is Love."

Police have a charged a man with tearing down the original banner then burning it outside of a gentlemen's club.

Court records show Adolfo Martinez is facing arson hate crime charges.