AMITYVILLE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A Long Island woman has pleaded not guilty to allegations she left a racist message at a local church.

Elisa Pellino, 66, is charged with second-degree aggravated harassment as a hate crime, 1010 WINS’ Mona Rivera reported.

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The Farmingdale resident is accused of leaving a racist and threatening voicemail at the New Hope Institutional Baptist Church in Amityville on Wednesday.

Pastor Sallie Lloyd said the voicemail included a racial epithet and because of the recent racially-motivated shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, she called police.

“She could have came here. Even though she made the threat at 1 o’clock in the day, maybe later on she would have came,” said Lloyd. “I didn’t want anyone to get hurt.”

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The pastor said detectives told her Pellino found the church when she did a search on the Internet, WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reported.

“She was on the Internet surfing for a black church, and she did tell them that she don’t like black people,” Lloyd said.

Lloyd added she forgives the caller and prays for her.

“It’s not a problem. We love her,” she said. “And I’m praying that she get help. I’m praying for help for her.”

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Bail for Pellino was set at $5,000 cash or bond, Rivera reported. Her son said she is disabled and wheelchair-bound, and believes she is innocent.