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'Proof that God Works in Mysterious Ways': Alabama Church Gives Perfect Response after Thief Steals American Flags, Then Returns Them

TrĂ© Goins-Phillips : Jul 9, 2020  Faithwire.com

"You could tell whoever took them was very, very upset with themselves ... To be honest with you, we don't want to know [who took the flags], not because we're angry at them but because we don't want to embarrass them." -Royce Dubose, pastor of First Baptist Church

(Alabama) — [Faithwire.com] An unidentified thief posted a lengthy apology after stealing American flags from a Fourth of July tribute set up by an Alabama church to honor its veterans, and now the congregation is inviting the remorseful robber to attend a Sunday service. (Screengrab image: via Facebook-First Baptist Grand Bay)

The thief ultimately returned the stolen flags to First Baptist Church in Grand Bay and fessed up to his or her crime in a note left behind, according to WPMI-TV.

"I'm sorry for taking the flags," read the handwritten note from the thief. "I did not mean any disrespect. ... I was drinking and had a dumb idea. ... I myself do not own an American flag and think they will stop being made soon."

The yet-to-be-revealed robber continued, "I had no idea that there were names of fallen heroes [attached to the flags], which makes it even worse, as if stealing from the church wasn't bad enough to begin with"... Subscribe for free to Breaking Christian News here

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