Skip to comments.Teens Face Charges In Virgin Mary Statue Beheading
Posted on 12/06/2006 10:35:42 AM PST by presidio9
BEAVER COUNTY, Pa. -- New Brighton police are charging teenagers with vandalism at a Beaver County church after authorities said the teens took a pipe and hit the head off the Virgin Mary statue at the Holy Family Church on Thanksgiving.
Police said the teens admitted they were planning on burning the statue with gasoline but were scared off when neighbors saw them.
All are facing numerous charges.
Hope these thugs get some prison time.
What a lovely way to spend Thanksgiving . . .
I'd be curious to know the names and ethnicity of these "teens".
(1) Satanist lunatics?
(2) Muslim lunatics?
(3) Heretic lunatics?
(4) Or simply stupid vandals?
The level of viciousness displayed here suggests that 4 does not apply and that there is more to the story.
I'd like to see them sentenced to some serious time assisting Catholic charities in their mission to aid the poor and infirm. Let them learn what it was they so foolishly attacked.
Even if the overt display of religious symbols offended them?
Why should vandalism and destruction of personal property result in prison?
unless they are muzzies
I suppose this is not a hate crime because it's merely an attack on a Christian religion figure.
I think maybe they were just dumb clucks duped into hating the church by liberals at their schools and in the media. It's cool to hate those who believe these days.
Agreed that "stupid vandals" are generally too lazy to bring gasoline to a Church to torch a statue. If it was a cross instead of the Blessed Mother we could charge these a-holes with a "hate crime."
Wonder what other activities these hoodlums have been up to? Any neighborhood pets missing, any uncaught arsonists on the loose, any vandalism? Keep an eye on these sickos they sound like sociopaths in training.
Had they been more clever, they would have obtained an NEA grant to dumpt the severed head in a jar of urine and call it art.
I doubt they were Muslim. Beaver County PA isn't exactly a Muslim stronghold, at least not that I'm aware.
10 to 1 their parents are big libs and they'll have ACLU lawyers.
If they were Muslime, they likely wouldn't be charged, beheading is part of their religion, and we wouldn't want to interfere with their free expression.
sad but twistedly true
If this were a mosque or a Temple the FBI would be investigating it as a 'hate crime'. As it is, they consider the beheading of a statue of Our Lord's Blessed Mother to be mere 'vandalism'. Crimes against Christians aren't fueled by hate, our anti-Christian government seems to be saying. Even though the criminals were planning to burn the statue, on Church property, after beheading it, it's just petty vandalism.
re: your tagline, LOL, great idea.
re: your Freepname, Grob, or ãðîá, when spelled in Russian, means a coffin.
We should not condemn them just because they have become symbols of where America in going.
They were stupid kids. You see otherwise because when you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.
Not a chance, the Judge will not want to "ruin their whole life". Personally I would give them 10 years if their parents buy a brand new statue, and 20 years if they dont.
Knocking the head off a statue as an idiotic spur of the moment thing is one matter - planning to return and immolate the statue is really bizarre.
Its an odious crime, and if appropriate should be prosecuted as a hate crime. Most hate crimes btw are committed by stupid kids with too much time on their hands and surly attitudes. Find them (which shouldnt bee too hard), arrest them, and make them pay for the damages picking up litter by the side of the rode, at 25 cents / hour. Thatll learn em.
LOL! Yeah, hell, let's just make it legal. Then we'll make defending one's property with violence illegal.
But here in the USA, teens are free to deface sacred things and burn our flag and say the foulest slanders. They will probably get probation and a fine, instead of having their heads chopped off. Is this a great country or what?
An Eye for an eye?
Good thing I'm an American and my language is English!
But kidding aside, the Grob109B Motorglider is no coffin - unless I screw up.
I could be wrong and Im no shrink, but in my experience kids who do this are angry at the world and want to hurt as many people as they can. Defacing someones religious icon is a pretty good way to do just that certainly got a rise outta you. Since it was a group, Id guess that one of the kids was the ring leader and the others followed along because of peer pressure. Id bet money that at least one of the kids has some relation with the church perhaps a member or a student at a nearby Catholic school.
That doesnt lessen the severity of the crime. Those kids need to be taught a lesson and that lesson should involve a great deal of pain. A couple hundred hours working alongside the road in orange pajamas outta do the trick.
What caught my attention was that you immediately assumed it was the work of religious extremists. Why would you do that? Surely youve read dozens of similar stories over the years. Ask yourself what sort of person has usually been responsible?
And if its a hate crime, by all means prosecute it as such.
I got that factoid when I checked wiki to find out WITH a Grob was. I figured it was something with wings, but I wanted to know.
Of late, ideological extremists. Like the Muslim who defaced a church of southern CA a couple of years back. Or the Jamaican Protestant who vandalized a series of churches in Brooklyn a couple of years ago. Or the Protestants who defaced a church in AL last year. Or the racist Satanists who destroyed my parish's statue of the Virgin a year and a half ago.
The ones at my parish were teenagers, but they were also members of a neo-Nazi group who targeted the church in part because they hated Christianity as a "Jew-based" relgion and because they also hated Mexicans who tend to be Catholic.
Again, returning to the scene in order to try and torch the remains of the statue you desecrated represents pretty serious animus.
Teens, eh? Vandals who are joined mentally to the thugs who burn cars in the Paris suburbs?
Where are the HATE CRIME enthusiasts? If this had been a Muslim object it would be front page news in the NY Times.
According to the story, they already did.
I didn't read it that way (it's admittedly ambiguous). I read it as they were planning on setting it afire, but instead gave it a whack on the head and ran off.
And I'd bet anyone this is just dumb kids, not any great anti-Christian plot.