Hate messages scrawled on Los Angeles area church by vandals

LOS ANGELES — Vandals have scrawled blasphemous graffiti on a suburban Los Angeles church.

Los Angeles police  says the spray-painted graffiti at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tarzana was discovered shortly after dawn on March 31, 2010.

It’s being treated as a hate crime by the multi-agency House of Worship Task Force, which includes local and federal investigators.

Detectives say there are at least 10 messages scrawled on walls and doors, including “Revelation 666,” “Satan Lives” and “False Messiah.”