Of course not. That would be logical, which we are not.
Ah so then it would be logical for my sisters to punish you for violating their Wiccan religious views.
Originally Posted by Hard Truth
Desecration laws protecting the USA's flag have been ruled unconstitutional. The Supremes correctly recognized in that decision that one's freedom of expression can't be abridged just because it offends many people. (except public nudity and lewdness and indecency on broadcast TV and radio) The desecration law that he kid is charged with is not based on ownership of the symbol, only on whether someone is offended. They charged the kid with desecration because they couldn't get away with another charge such as trespassing or vandalism.
In regards to the flag SCOTUS was defiantly correct. The ownership of a given flag ultimately determines what is allowed to happen to it. I can still get into legal trouble burning my own flag should it cause other damage to property mot my own, but as I noted the flag burning in and of itself is not and never should have been illegal. For the statue, placing aside I've not yet seen specifically where it is located, trespass is probably still viable. Given that it belongs to someone other than the kid, desecration is still a viable choice. If that was his own family's statue, this would never have come an issue of law. Vandalism would be dependent upon the local law's definition.