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Denver Synagogue Vandalized(Passion of Christ Blamed)
9News .com (Denver) ^ | 3/6/2004 4:44:35 PM | Paola Farer

Posted on 03/06/2004 8:42:17 PM PST by woofie

DENVER - A Denver synagogue was damaged with graffiti overnight. Swastikas were drawn on the synagogue on south Monaco Parkway.

The graffiti was in the doorway and across a sign. There were also several symbols drawn on the back wall of the building.

A holocaust survivor who saw the graffiti says it was almost too much to take. There was no official response available from the congregation Saturday, although several people who called 9NEWS to report the damage said that they blamed Mel Gibson’s movie “The Passion of the Christ” for rekindling anti-Semitism.

Members of the congregation will gather Sunday morning to start cleaning off the graffiti.


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Rampaging Christians,furious at the crucifiction of Christ,are now attacking Synagogues...news at 10
1 posted on 03/06/2004 8:42:18 PM PST by woofie
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To: woofie
Danged pentecostals are at it again.
2 posted on 03/06/2004 8:43:44 PM PST by marron
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To: yonif
fyi
4 posted on 03/06/2004 8:45:41 PM PST by tubavil
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To: woofie
Here we go!

I got the popcorn!

5 posted on 03/06/2004 8:47:17 PM PST by Cold Heat (In politics stupidity is not a handicap. --Napoleon Bonapart)
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To: woofie
several people who called 9NEWS to report the damage said that they blamed Mel Gibson’s movie

A novel method of reporting a crime.

6 posted on 03/06/2004 8:48:57 PM PST by Cold Heat (In politics stupidity is not a handicap. --Napoleon Bonapart)
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To: wirestripper
I'm so happy this is a form of entertainment for you.
7 posted on 03/06/2004 8:52:24 PM PST by tubavil
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To: wirestripper
Just the facts maam just the facts...
8 posted on 03/06/2004 8:53:05 PM PST by joesnuffy (Moderate Islam Is For Dilettantes)
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To: woofie
It's Hamas. Either that or persons instigated by them.
9 posted on 03/06/2004 8:53:19 PM PST by gortklattu
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Hmmmmm...Nazis killed Christians and Jews. Yeah, I think this story is 100% correct, despite scenes in the movie from the Bible were Jesus basically says to love your enemy and each other.
10 posted on 03/06/2004 8:54:18 PM PST by PRSOrlando
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To: tubavil
Unfortunately, I find this to be entertaining in a rather morbid way.
11 posted on 03/06/2004 8:54:45 PM PST by Cold Heat (In politics stupidity is not a handicap. --Napoleon Bonapart)
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To: woofie
Gee, you'd think they would suspect "The Religion of Peace [TM]".
12 posted on 03/06/2004 8:55:34 PM PST by Numbers Guy
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To: woofie
Don't you mean ....Jew on Jew violence...didn't you watch the movie (or read the book).
13 posted on 03/06/2004 8:56:08 PM PST by I got the rope
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To: woofie; wirestripper; Barbie Doll
WHat a shameful behavior on the part of my co-religionists!

No Christian would do such a thing in this country. If anybody, it's most likely a leftist neo-Nazi. Or a teenager trying a new mischief.

I am almost sure it's one of those "liberal" places too. Because one of the Commandments is not to be a false witness, and these people "reporting" the crime to a TV station are all to hasty, to my taste.

Enjoy the movie, my friends! And if it rekindles the spirit of Cristianity in this counntry --- so much the better. Even if a few anti-Semites become more agile by reading the movie a wrong way -- so be it. I do hope, however, that it will help religion in this country.

14 posted on 03/06/2004 8:57:08 PM PST by TopQuark
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To: woofie
Just watched the movie this afternoon...and you know what? There wasn't a single swastika in it. So now they hate Mel Gibson and the Christian movie more than they hate Nazis? They'd rather blame this movie than followers of a philosophy that tried to exterminate them? Sounds like some people are completely losing their minds.
15 posted on 03/06/2004 8:57:19 PM PST by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: woofie
Uh huh. Sure. I believe it. We Christians are always vandalizing other churches, synagogues, schools, daycares..... and the best way to tell it was US..... look for signs of Hitler! Yep. That's gotta be a Christian group doing that!
16 posted on 03/06/2004 8:57:28 PM PST by Just Lori (I am continually amazed)
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To: woofie
How can someone who had the mental toughness to survive the Holocaust be so taken a back by the graffiti of a very few juvenile thugs?
17 posted on 03/06/2004 8:57:43 PM PST by Last Dakotan
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To: PRSOrlando; Stopislamnow
Here's one of the best one liners I've ever seen on FR:

Nazis kill Jews, Democrats kill babies--stopislamnow

18 posted on 03/06/2004 8:58:36 PM PST by I got the rope
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To: TopQuark
Agree.
19 posted on 03/06/2004 8:59:46 PM PST by tubavil
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To: woofie
I cannot believe you people. This incident is not the end of the world but you defend a movie to the point where you don't care if it sparked this incident. Maybe it didn't. How would you prove it? But the vandilism is not a joke. And you don't care much about it as long as a Christian did not do it.

Unreal.

20 posted on 03/06/2004 9:00:14 PM PST by DestroytheDemocrats
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To: I got the rope
Unfortunate......but true. Thanks for the quote.
21 posted on 03/06/2004 9:01:01 PM PST by PRSOrlando
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To: marron
this happens on a sporadic but regular interval in Denver.
(not sure if that makes sense)
to blame "Passion" is knee-jerk
22 posted on 03/06/2004 9:01:03 PM PST by Bobber58 (whatever it takes, for as long as it takes)
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To: TopQuark
It sure has started some dialog.

Unfortunately, it has not all been good.

I think some folks have some hidden, unspoken things to deal with.

I am not sure that I can help them, for I have no clue as to how they came to their opinions.

If the movie has taken down the covering, then in the end, it should be a good thing.

23 posted on 03/06/2004 9:02:40 PM PST by Cold Heat (In politics stupidity is not a handicap. --Napoleon Bonapart)
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To: DestroytheDemocrats
Any stats on vandalism prior to the film. And any thoughts on self-fulfilling prophesies?

If you talk about being worried or concerned about something ad nauseum, some nut is bound to get the idea to do it.

24 posted on 03/06/2004 9:03:34 PM PST by patriciaruth
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To: DestroytheDemocrats
I cannot believe you people. This incident is not the end of the world but you defend a movie to the point where you don't care if it sparked

That is absolutely absurd!

That is what is unreal.

25 posted on 03/06/2004 9:04:09 PM PST by Cold Heat (In politics stupidity is not a handicap. --Napoleon Bonapart)
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To: DestroytheDemocrats
There's no way in the world to prove that the movie DID spark the incident. All we have is some people calling a news station and blaming the movie for the incident. That's no sort of proof.

But, I agree that the vandalism is not a joke. I hope they catch who did it, whoever it is.
26 posted on 03/06/2004 9:04:43 PM PST by wimpycat ("Black holes are where God divided by zero.")
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To: woofie
Oh PUH-leeze! I'm sorry, vandalizing Synogogues is a terrible thing, but it's not like it never happened before. And this part makes me suspicious: "several people who called 9NEWS to report the damage said that they blamed Mel Gibson’s movie “The Passion of the Christ” for rekindling anti-Semitism." Maybe we need seek no further for the perpatrators.
27 posted on 03/06/2004 9:04:45 PM PST by jocon307 (The dems don't get it, the American people do.)
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To: woofie
Damn Mormons :)

28 posted on 03/06/2004 9:05:45 PM PST by Porterville (random acts of kindness? Hate free zones? Kindness is in every act of hate I do.)
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To: Barbie Doll
Probably one of The Chosen did the vandalizing...

Its all the Joooooos fault, right?

How 'bout you get some evidence before you make such insulting insinuations?

29 posted on 03/06/2004 9:08:49 PM PST by malakhi
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To: woofie
http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040305/NEWS03/40305013/-1/NEWS Authorities seeking clues in Lima church vandalism

LIMA, Ohio — Allen County authorities are looking for the person or persons who damaged a Lima church and its property last week.

During the overnight hours Saturday, the marble and stone entrance marker at Cornerstone Harvest Church was painted with racial slurs and swastikas, police said. Fences around the church grounds on North Cole Street were spray-painted with racial slurs.

The vandal or vandals broke the windshield of a church bus and damaged windows and a door on a van parked outside. A Canadian flag was ripped from atop the church’s flagpole. Anyone with information is asked to call Lima-Allen County Crime Stoppers, 419-229-7867.

30 posted on 03/06/2004 9:08:51 PM PST by loudmouths
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To: PRSOrlando
This quote speaks volumes about the Dems and the people who commited this crime: If Democrats will do this to their own...could you imagine what they would do to someone else.
31 posted on 03/06/2004 9:09:11 PM PST by I got the rope
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To: SJackson; Yehuda; Nachum; Paved Paradise; Thinkin' Gal; Bobby777; adam_az; Alouette; IFly4Him; ...
Here we go again.
32 posted on 03/06/2004 9:10:16 PM PST by yonif ("If I Forget Thee, O Jerusalem, Let My Right Hand Wither" - Psalms 137:5)
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To: woofie
Seems like there is always a holocaust survivor around to quote. Do they store one in every synagogue, just in case they're needed?

After 60 years, I'd think they were getting to be scarce, like WWII vets, considering the treatment they received.

Wonder why they didn't think it was just a run of the mill skinhead?
33 posted on 03/06/2004 9:11:08 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (The world needs more horses, and fewer Jackasses!)
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To: TopQuark
"And if it rekindles the spirit of Cristianity in this counntry "

Going by the comments on this thread so far I would say the movie is not working.

34 posted on 03/06/2004 9:12:14 PM PST by DestroytheDemocrats
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To: Last Dakotan
How can someone who had the mental toughness to survive the Holocaust be so taken a back by the graffiti of a very few juvenile thugs?

You don't think its reasonable that they would find this upsetting?

35 posted on 03/06/2004 9:12:51 PM PST by malakhi
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To: DestroytheDemocrats
Going by the comments on this thread so far I would say the movie is not working

Maybe it IS.

36 posted on 03/06/2004 9:14:33 PM PST by Cold Heat (In politics stupidity is not a handicap. --Napoleon Bonapart)
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To: patriciaruth
And any thoughts on self-fulfilling prophesies?

Please share your thoughts on "self-fulfilling prophesies".

37 posted on 03/06/2004 9:14:53 PM PST by malakhi
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To: DestroytheDemocrats
I care very much that my fellow citizens have had their place of worship desecrated..it is terrible .


It strikes me as ludicrous,however, that Christians who have celebrated the crucifixion of Jesus for 2000 years are now awakening to the horror that Jews did it? Because they saw a movie? The Christians I know are trying to get through the day without running a red light. Also it waspredominantly American Christians who that went to Germany to fight and die to eradicate the Nazis. Do we hear about that?
38 posted on 03/06/2004 9:15:47 PM PST by woofie ( 99% of lawyers give the rest a bad name.)
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To: malakhi
This account has been banned or suspended.
39 posted on 03/06/2004 9:16:21 PM PST by tubavil
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To: jocon307
Maybe we need seek no further for the perpatrators.

How about you come up with some evidence before blaming the victim?

40 posted on 03/06/2004 9:16:41 PM PST by malakhi
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To: malakhi
I thought my post made it clear that if anything stimulated an attack on Jews, it was all the liberal hype about the film being anti-semitic, not the film itself.
41 posted on 03/06/2004 9:18:38 PM PST by patriciaruth
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To: DestroytheDemocrats
Dear Unreal,

The "story" is not that the synagogue was damged.
The story is that the attack was blamed on "Passion".

I doubt anyone here is not properly upset/outraged at the attack. They are, however, properly outraged that an equally sucrrilous, UNFOUNDED attack is made as to its CAUSE.

PROVE the movie WAS responsible; it is not up to anyone here to prove it WASN'T.

Getalife.
42 posted on 03/06/2004 9:18:58 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (The world needs more horses, and fewer Jackasses!)
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To: woofie
Does that mean that this was a "Crime of Passion"?

The fact that it was just "painting swastikas" makes me think that this was an inside job. We had an incident like that in our area some years ago. The whole community was outraged--until it was discovered that the perpetrator was a Jewish teenager....

Go figure...
43 posted on 03/06/2004 9:19:05 PM PST by Antoninus (Federal Marriage Amendment NOW!)
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To: ApplegateRanch
Seems like there is always a holocaust survivor around to quote. Do they store one in every synagogue, just in case they're needed?

What are you suggesting, that there are too many holocaust survivors?

44 posted on 03/06/2004 9:20:23 PM PST by malakhi
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To: woofie
http://www.baynews9.com/site/content/34921.html

Surveillance cameras reviewed in 'Virgin Mary' vandalism
45 posted on 03/06/2004 9:20:38 PM PST by loudmouths
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To: woofie
Blaming Mel Gibson's The Passion Of The Christ seems rather convenient, given the time and place of the vandalism.
46 posted on 03/06/2004 9:21:35 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (Liberalism is Communism one drink at a time. - P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: malakhi
Ease up a bit.
47 posted on 03/06/2004 9:21:39 PM PST by Cold Heat (In politics stupidity is not a handicap. --Napoleon Bonapart)
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To: woofie
Give me a break, they need to worry about leftist democRATS and the Arabs!
48 posted on 03/06/2004 9:21:40 PM PST by Empireoftheatom48 (God bless our troops!! Our President and those who fight against the awful commie, liberal left!!)
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To: DestroytheDemocrats
Maybe it didn't. How would you prove it?

Prove to me that it did. Then, I'll show you a teenaged miscreant or two who should be punished.

This incident had nothing to do with The Passion of the Christ.
49 posted on 03/06/2004 9:22:24 PM PST by Antoninus (Federal Marriage Amendment NOW!)
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To: marron
Probably not. The message sign on the Pentacotal Church that was causing problems two weeks ago has had an apology on it for the last few days.
50 posted on 03/06/2004 9:22:29 PM PST by Starter (Um-hum. Scallions.)
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