Ames church shows off new pride banner; previous one ripped down, burned
An Ames church is showing off a new LGBTQ pride banner.
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.