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Desecration of Sacrilegious Display Spurs Call for Hate Hate Crime Laws

December 16, 2005 | 5 Comments

New York, New York, December 16, 2005
Special to The Raving Atheist

Religious leaders are calling for new hate hate crime legislation following the desecration of a anti-Christmas display at a Manhattan brownstone.

Police say vandals beheaded a decapitated Barbie doll in “Psycho Santa” exhibit in front of the home of Joel Krupnik, leaving a ransom note demanding that he write “I am sorry for being a bad boy” 1,000 times.

“This cowardly act of desecration strikes at the heart of irreligious freedom,” said William Donohue of the Catholic League. Donohue noted that according to the League’s 2004 Report on Anti-Catholicism, there were over two documented beheadings of statues of the Virgin Mary. Donohue said that the attack on the Krupnik display was an even worse offense because “the hatred of religious hatred threatens to destroy the very foundation of my paranoiac persecution complex.”

Prosecutors are mulling whether charges may be brought under existing law in view of the fact that Krupnik was responsible for the original decapitation of the doll. In a similar case in Wisconsin last year, charges were dropped against a pair of teenagers accused of beating, whipping and scourging a replica of Jesus and impaling it upon a cross with rough spikes splintering the bones of his hands and feet. The testimony at trial revealed that Catholics are comfortable with such sights, apparently under the impression that the suffering of Christ drains sin from their bodies like pus from a boil.

Comments

5 Responses to “Desecration of Sacrilegious Display Spurs Call for Hate Hate Crime Laws”

  1. The Atheologist
    December 16th, 2005 @ 12:58 pm

    After what he said, here, last month, William Donohue should make it very clear that Atheists are not suspects in this crime.

  2. Matt
    December 16th, 2005 @ 5:53 pm

    how do you behead a decapitated doll?

  3. REV_HOLY_FIRE
    December 16th, 2005 @ 6:53 pm

    The vandals who did this should be hanged.

    Jesus will deal with them when he returns.

  4. Meta Swill
    December 17th, 2005 @ 2:58 am

    “the hatred of religious hatred threatens to destroy the very foundation of my paranoiac persecution complex.”

    Beautiful. Just beautiful.

  5. dof
    December 17th, 2005 @ 6:55 am

    the “Special to The Raving Atheist” tag appears to be missing.

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