September 26, 2007

Again -- just don't call it a hate crime!

I saw this report on the morning (ABC affiliate) news, too. Anchor Matt O'Donnell reported the vandalism (at left)as "evil writing." "Hate" wasn't a term used throughout the entire report, nor is it used in the web article:

Members of a Montgomery County congregation will spend Wednesday cleaning anti-religious graffiti from their church. It happened at Zion's United Church of Christ on Chestnut Street in Pottstown. Vandals spray painted "God is dead," and "666" on the church. Plus, the spray painted a sketch of the devil on a door, with the words "Hail, Satan" underneath.

The original church was built more than 200 years ago.

If they perpetrators are ever caught, will be they be charged with a hate crime? Sure doesn't seem like it based on this report.

Posted by Hube at September 26, 2007 04:09 PM | TrackBack

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Because Christians are such a repressed minority group.

Posted by: Mat Marshall at September 27, 2007 12:37 PM

Is that "sarcasm," Mat?

Posted by: Hube at September 27, 2007 06:43 PM

Of course -- as if I could go a day without ribbing at Jesus.

Posted by: Mat Marshall at September 27, 2007 11:15 PM

I wonder if one could "get away" with making such a comment about a synagogue? Mosque? Without being labeled "insensitive" and the other usual epithets, that is...

Posted by: Hube at September 28, 2007 07:07 PM

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