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    Re: Boy Charged For Desecration Of Jesus Statue

    Quote Originally Posted by fmw View Post
    Yes all things of value should have more than normal protection. I view all property as sacred whether it is a statue in someone's lawn or the declaration of independence. Vandalism is vandalism just as murder is murder in my view.
    Wait...higher than normal value? Like...vandalism and some sort of extra charge based on the value to society?

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    Re: Boy Charged For Desecration Of Jesus Statue

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    WTF??? Desecration??? When did that become a law here in the US? A Christian version of Sharia??? Seriously?
    The city, state and county have plenary power to pass these sorts of laws. As long as they are applied to all "venerated objects" of all religions without bias then it's constitutional.

    Desecration is a form of disrespect so it should be no surprise that people are angered by it.

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    Re: Boy Charged For Desecration Of Jesus Statue

    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    The city, state and county have plenary power to pass these sorts of laws. As long as they are applied to all "venerated objects" of all religions without bias then it's constitutional.

    Desecration is a form of disrespect so it should be no surprise that people are angered by it.
    I'm angry about it - the guy that did this should be charged with trespassing or if he damaged the statue he should be charged with that... I'm also angry that one of my neighbors is an asshole. But, there shouldn't be a law that punishes someone unless there is harm. There was no harm here, or in the case of my asshole neighbor.
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    Re: Boy Charged For Desecration Of Jesus Statue

    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    The city, state and county have plenary power to pass these sorts of laws. As long as they are applied to all "venerated objects" of all religions without bias then it's constitutional.

    Desecration is a form of disrespect so it should be no surprise that people are angered by it.
    I understand being angry about it - I don't understand wanting to imprison people over it.

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    Re: Boy Charged For Desecration Of Jesus Statue

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Just out of curiosity do you think any of the nations monuments or national treasures should be afforded extra protections? Do you believe hate crime legislation should exist?
    From vandalism, yes. From disrectful pictures? No.

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    Re: Boy Charged For Desecration Of Jesus Statue

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    From vandalism, yes. From disrectful pictures? No.
    Sorry...that simply doesnt work. You are tryign to have it both ways. Either property is venerable or it is not. It is either afforded special protections or it is not. You want it to be...just so long as it fits what you want it to fit. If an actual act of vandalism is committed then the crime is vandalism with no special laws or qualifiers or categories. The law this kid is charged with should be eliminated, along with all hate crime laws and any other laws that are in place because some people get their feelings hurt.

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    Re: Boy Charged For Desecration Of Jesus Statue

    I don't know how this is anything but a trespass charge.
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    Re: Boy Charged For Desecration Of Jesus Statue

    Quote Originally Posted by Scrabaholic View Post
    I understand being angry about it - I don't understand wanting to imprison people over it.
    It's a misdemeanor, so jail is unlikely.

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    Re: Boy Charged For Desecration Of Jesus Statue

    Quote Originally Posted by ChezC3 View Post
    No.

    The point is if you expect respect to be given that you must give it.
    We should not be mandating respect of others or their religions through the laws however. That is violating our constitutional rights to be assholes.
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    Re: Boy Charged For Desecration Of Jesus Statue

    Quote Originally Posted by Paleocon View Post
    Would you say the same if he had been naked (and thus committing indecent exposure)?
    Unless someone actually saw him at the time, then yes, I feel the same. This is based off of a picture posted on facebook, not someone actually seeing the incident. I'm so tired of people feeling offended by something that they wouldn't have even known happened if not for social media or media in general. It isn't that big of a deal. Get over it!
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