Police say the church organist admitted to spray painting the messages "Heil Trump," an anti-gay slur and a swastika on the church building in November.
A jury convicted Dylann Roof on federal hate crime charges in December and then sentenced him to death.
Indiana is one of only five states without a hate crimes law.
A hate crimes bill passed out of a Senate committee last month but it didn't receive a vote on the Senate floor.
Someone ripped an all-gender bathroom sign from the wall of a student building at Indiana University and attempted to write the word “MEN” underneath.
The Bloomington congregation wasn't the target of recent threats, but it's trying to be proactive.
Indiana is one of five states without a hate crimes law. That will continue for at least another year.
Governor Eric Holcomb announced a handful of significant decisions. A House committee debated an abortion bill. And a hate crimes bill cleared its first hurdle.
The bill would allow the courts to impose harsher sentences for crimes motivated by hate.
Sen. Greg Taylor says recent incidents – including vandalized churches – underline the need for such a bill, which he’ll author this session.