PARSIPPANY, NJ - Statement by Senator Joe Pennacchio:

"It was with great sorrow that I saw that acts of vandalism were committed on a number of our Churches in Morris County. I would had hoped that we as Americans would have evolved past that type of behavior.

We can however take solace in the fact that these acts have been universally condemned and have elicited wide spread revulsion among our community. Let us join together during this season of hope and peace to pray for those who have such hate in their hearts, that they turn away from evil and turn to the tenets for which these churches stand for."