A Presbyterian minister has appealed directly to those behind the latest sectarian attack in a County Antrim village to "stop this evil".
The attack at Tudor Vale caused damage in the living room and hall
Reverend Eddie Kirk said the actions of those behind a paint attack on a Catholic home were "utterly revolting".
The Ahoghill couple said they feared for their lives after the attack and were leaving their home of eight years.
Ian Paisley junior, DUP, said police knew who were behind the attacks but did not yet have enough evidence.
The North Antrim assembly member has urged the deployment of further police resources to curb what he said represented "thuggish gansterism".
"The police have indicated to me they believe they know who the individuals are, that they haven't got sufficient evidence as yet and that it's hard to tie down exactly what organisation they are working for," he said.
"If these thugs think that they are acting for some loyalist cause, or making the cause of unionism stronger by this, they are not, they should desist.
"They have single handedly ensured that the failed IRA statement is now out of the headlines.... and that the media spotlight is solely on the Protestant community."
He said it was hard for the police to "get on top" of such situations "with reduced manpower" and other pressures.
Deputy Chief Constable Paul Leighton visited the village on Wednesday.
He said: "I'm entirely satisfied that police officers here have worked tirelessly to try and alleviate this situation and to improve it for the residents of Ahoghill, and for the residents of other parts of Ballymena where other attacks have taken place."
He said there had been an "element" of sectarianism in the attacks, but also "other elements" involved.
A Catholic church and school were splattered with paint on Monday night, the same night as the attack on the couple's Tudor Vale home.
Reverend Kirk said that the perpetrators were a "tiny minority".
"They don't represent anyone in this constituency, this village. Their behaviour is beyond belief," he said.
Speaking directly to the perpetrators, he said: "On behalf of the vast majority of the people in Ahoghill, not just the Presbyterians, we find your actions utterly revolting and we call on you to stop doing this evil."
He said the perpetrators should beg forgiveness from the couple and then turn themselves over to the police.
Last week, Catholic residents in the village were supplied with fire-resistant blankets and smoke alarms amid fears of fresh attacks.
Security patrols in the village were also stepped up following a series of attacks by loyalists.