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    Re: Boy Charged For Desecration Of Jesus Statue

    Quote Originally Posted by a351 View Post
    Please spare us the pitiful attempt at moral equivalency.
    true paleocon just wants to imprison people for violating his religion I don't think he wants to kill any one

    I could ask him I guess

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    Re: Boy Charged For Desecration Of Jesus Statue

    Quote Originally Posted by Paleocon View Post
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    I find it disgusting that this is a misdemeanor. It ought to be punished by imprisonment.
    Its like any other vandalization. No more, no less

    Nope I was wrong the statue doesn't appear to be harmed.

    This shouldn't even be a crime

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    Re: Boy Charged For Desecration Of Jesus Statue

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    Since he didn't do any harm to the statue (as far as I can tell), he shouldn't have been charged with anything. "Desecration of a venerated object" shouldn't even be a crime in the US. I hope he fights it on first amendment grounds.
    It clearly violates the first amendment to be charged when no damage has happened

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    Re: Boy Charged For Desecration Of Jesus Statue

    Quote Originally Posted by a351 View Post
    Please spare us the pitiful attempt at moral equivalency.
    Please spare the rest of us your deflection. Government force comes at the end of a gun, which some have advocated as proper for enforcement of religious law. Force is force, whether you hold a gun to someone's head yourself or pay someone to do it for you.
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    Re: Boy Charged For Desecration Of Jesus Statue

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    But he was fully clothed.
    Accoring to Pensylvania state law: "A person commits indecent exposure if that person exposes his or her genitals in any public place or
    in any place where there are present other persons under
    circumstances in which he or she knows or should know that this
    conduct is likely to offend, affront or alarm." Indecent exposure - 18 Pa. Cons. Stat. 3127 - Pennsylvania Attorney Resources - Pennsylvania Laws
    Then I guess they charged him appropriately for PA. In AZ he'd be subject to Format Document

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    Re: Boy Charged For Desecration Of Jesus Statue

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    Then I guess they charged him appropriately for PA. In AZ he'd be subject to Format Document
    not sure he acutely did a sexual act or that any one who would be offend was around at the time to witness it

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    Re: Boy Charged For Desecration Of Jesus Statue

    Quote Originally Posted by blarg View Post
    not sure he acutely did a sexual act or that any one who would be offend was around at the time to witness it
    I'm pretty sure that what he did was a sexual act. In fact I find it hard to believe that any adult who saw the image would consider it to be anything other than a sexual act.

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    Re: Boy Charged For Desecration Of Jesus Statue

    Quote Originally Posted by Paleocon View Post
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    I find it disgusting that this is a misdemeanor. It ought to be punished by imprisonment.
    You want to throw this guy in jail?

    At taxpayer's expense?

    For that?


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    Re: Boy Charged For Desecration Of Jesus Statue

    Unlike the other young man caught 4 years ago urinating on a religious nativity scene, this young man engaged in an act of juvenile stupidity without causing harm to the statue. This level of stupidity is perhaps deserving of public humiliation, but not the criminal justice system.
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    Re: Boy Charged For Desecration Of Jesus Statue

    Quote Originally Posted by Paleocon View Post
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    I find it disgusting that this is a misdemeanor. It ought to be punished by imprisonment.
    Well, the pose is disgusting. If he violated a law--if he damaged property, for example--then prosecution is legitimate. But people do offensive stuff all the time, and you do have to let some of it go.

    The thing is that there are always going to be jerks (especially teens who are exploring boundaries). I'm willing to bet that he's not the first kid to think about posing like that, and he won't be the last. Let them set fire to the flag and simulate a BJ with a statue...and pray that they will be given the gift of discernment and good taste. And celebrate the fact that we live in a country so free that people are free to be jerks.

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