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    Re: Boy Charged For Desecration Of Jesus Statue

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    the public has an interest in law and order.

    If you commit acts so against what the public considers acceptable, they will likely respond in a way that requires government intervention.

    Say I see you doing that to the statue, and I punch you out for it. Now we appear before a jury of our peers that decide they approve of my actions.

    now what? I just assaulted you, but our peers are fine with it. so do we make assault legal, or the act you did illegal?
    Neither. Being offended is not a defense for violence. In your hypothetical scenario the jury made a bad decision, which happens sometimes, but that doesn't mean that the laws need to be changed. Most states do not have desecration laws and I doubt that Pennsylvania's desecration law will stand up to a challenge in court.

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    Re: Boy Charged For Desecration Of Jesus Statue

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    Neither. Being offended is not a defense for violence. In your hypothetical scenario the jury made a bad decision, which happens sometimes, but that doesn't mean that the laws need to be changed. Most states do not have desecration laws and I doubt that Pennsylvania's desecration law will stand up to a challenge in court.
    as soon as you are ruled dictator, you can decide what is an acceptable defense and what isn't.

    until that day, a jury of your peers will ultimately decide.

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    Re: Boy Charged For Desecration Of Jesus Statue

    Quote Originally Posted by Meadowlark View Post
    It was a college student in 2010 who "was arrested on a similar desecration charge. The intoxicated 22-year-old was busted after a cop spotted him urinating on a Nativity scene constructed in a city square".

    Not the 14 year old kid.
    I stand corrected.

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    Re: Boy Charged For Desecration Of Jesus Statue

    Employers look at Facebook, too. Ten or so years from now when he's looking for job this could come back to haunt him.

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    Re: Boy Charged For Desecration Of Jesus Statue

    There are some soulless people in the world. Come soon Jesus.
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    Re: Boy Charged For Desecration Of Jesus Statue

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    What is the middle?
    I meant to say middle east.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Boy Charged For Desecration Of Jesus Statue

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    There are some soulless people in the world. Come soon Jesus.
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    Re: Boy Charged For Desecration Of Jesus Statue

    I pray for you. I wonder if you make fun of Muslims......

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    Re: Boy Charged For Desecration Of Jesus Statue

    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    as soon as you are ruled dictator, you can decide what is an acceptable defense and what isn't.

    until that day, a jury of your peers will ultimately decide.
    Judges will also decide whether such laws can withstand constitutional scrutiny. If that 14-year old did what he did to a fire hydrant, instead of a statue of Jesus, he probably wouldn't have been arrested. Thus, he is being arrested for essentially making fun of a religious symbol and doing no harm to that personal property. That makes this law a state enforcement of a religious viewpoint, which I would contend is unconstitutional.

    Would those agree that if the 14-year old bought the statue and did what he did on his own property, there would be no grounds for arrest?
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    Re: Boy Charged For Desecration Of Jesus Statue

    Quote Originally Posted by Brich View Post
    I pray for you. I wonder if you make fun of Muslims......

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    Good question and I assume that you also believe in school lead prayer in public schools. Do you believe in that prayer for all religions, or just for yours?
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