4 New York churches spray painted with disturbing, satanic messages

Police are investigating four instances of disturbing satanic graffiti sprayed at various churches in Long Island, New York, this weekend.

Suffolk County officials say the hateful images appeared at Shaw Temple A.M.E. Zion Church, Gospel Church, Prayer Tabernacle Church of God and Amityville Full Gospel Tabernacle on Friday and Saturday.

WPIX obtained exclusive images of the disturbing graffiti from a concerned parishioner. One image shows a satanic symbol in front of a church, and another shows the words "Hail Satan" sprayed on a brick wall.

"It's very upsetting that someone would desecrate a house of God," Deacon Alton Lamont told WPIX.

He said he hopes that the person behind the spray paint will come to the church to pray instead of coming to the church to share hateful images.