Officials in Pace, Florida are treating an incident of vandalism against a gay teen as a hate crime.

Jesse Jeffers returned to his trailer home on February 3 to find it spray painted with swastikas and anti-gay slurs.

The phrase “God don't love you,” along with several derogatory words, were written near the front door of his home. Inside, a large red swastika was painted on the ceiling.

According to the Pensacola News Journal, the Santa Rosa County Sheriff's Office is investigating the incident as a hate crime.

“It's not like, 'OK, let's just spray paint somebody's house. Let's put all kinds of crazy stuff on it,'” Jeffers said. “What they said on the front door and everything was outrageous.”

The 18-year-old Jeffers, who moved into the trailer in recent months, said he does not have the money needed to restore his home.

Jeffers added that he knows the vandalism was retaliation for an argument he recently had with friends.

“Sexuality doesn't matter,” Jeffers said. “God loves you either way.”