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University police do nothing to stop desecration of crosses in pro-life display
Lifesite News ^ | Tue Apr 24, 2012 07:32 EST | Ben Johnson

Posted on 04/24/2012 10:07:01 AM PDT by Mrs. Frogjerk

BOWLING GREEN, KENTUCKY, April 24, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – Campus police stood by as students placed condoms over thousands of tiny crosses as part of an approved university “art project,” according to a pro-life student at Western Kentucky University. The campus group Hilltoppers for Life obtained university permission to erect 3,700 crosses, commemorating the number of babies aborted each day in America, as part of its Cemetery of the Innocents.

John Sohl, the organization’s president, said he confronted two vandals early Friday morning with his video camera. One of them “told me at the beginning of this that she did have her teacher’s permission to do this, this was her art project,” Sohl said.

When he told the pair their actions may constitute vandalism, the woman complained, “I think it’s kinda weird that you’re allowed to express yourself, and I’m not.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: crosses; police; university
Yeah, she can exercise her right to free speech. I would have also exercised my right to free speech via the back of my hand on her face!
1 posted on 04/24/2012 10:07:05 AM PDT by Mrs. Frogjerk
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk
Attention WKU students...it's now officially open season on the koran.You can burn them,pee on them,flush them down the toilet (where they belong) and there'll be no repercussions.

(as if)

2 posted on 04/24/2012 10:10:14 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Unlike Mrs Obama,I've Been Proud Of This Country My *Entire* Life!)
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk

Since when did vandalism become free speech?


3 posted on 04/24/2012 10:11:31 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Journalists first; then lawyers.)
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk

Would those be taxpayer funded condoms?


4 posted on 04/24/2012 10:11:32 AM PDT by moovova
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk
I would have also exercised my right to free speech via the back of my hand on her face!

That's not very PC. I would have calmly followed behind her and removed her "art". Then I would have recorded the violence that was perpetrated on you and condoned by her teacher on camera. I would have filed charges against her, her friends and the teacher for encouraging a hate crime against Christians.

Beat them at their own game. Don't emulate them. But I understand your frustration and enthusiasm.

5 posted on 04/24/2012 10:12:07 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (With regards to the GOP: I am prodisestablishmentarianistic!)
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk

They should have gone all Kent State on those guys.


6 posted on 04/24/2012 10:12:38 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: Gay State Conservative

Yeah, no kidding! As long as your insulting and desecrating Christians and their symbols people tend to look the other way.


7 posted on 04/24/2012 10:13:17 AM PDT by Mrs. Frogjerk
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To: Arm_Bears

Exactly! So if I go spray paint a building on their campus in the name of art and say that my professor was cool with it than everything is great right?


8 posted on 04/24/2012 10:15:03 AM PDT by Mrs. Frogjerk
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk

This pisses me off!


9 posted on 04/24/2012 10:15:15 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: Tenacious 1

Truth be told, I probably wouldn’t have done that. But one can dream can’t they LOL!


10 posted on 04/24/2012 10:16:52 AM PDT by Mrs. Frogjerk
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To: Tenacious 1

Good answer....


11 posted on 04/24/2012 10:19:02 AM PDT by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: WKUHilltopper

I know! My blood boiled when I read about this crap!


12 posted on 04/24/2012 10:21:05 AM PDT by Mrs. Frogjerk
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk

This will cheer you up a little. It’s something someone e-mailed sci-fi writer John C. Wright concerning the matter earlier on in the month, and he put it up on his blog. It is pretty funny and awesome, especially the remarks/replies of “Officer Comedian” to the apprehended vandals.

http://www.scifiwright.com/2012/04/a-happy-ending-to-a-vandal-story/#more-5325

Freegards


13 posted on 04/24/2012 10:21:12 AM PDT by Ransomed
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk

This won’t play well in Bowling Green...its in the “Bible Belt”. And as an Alumnus, I’m calling the prez.

How about these “brave” and “enlightened” souls do a Muhammad in a toilet exhibition next? Watch the cowards run and hide from THAT “art”.


14 posted on 04/24/2012 10:24:41 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk
As long as your insulting and desecrating Christians and their symbols people tend to look the other way.

Liberals are too cowardly to attack a Koran. Most pick on targets that won't fight back. Heads up student, Christianity doesn't allow killing babies or same gender sex but if you aren't careful you will be praying 50 times a day facing Mecca, wearing cloth from head to toe, denied your schooling, possible future rape and all kind of nice things your muslim buddies will have in store for you. Oh, and if that happens, try burning/spitting on/ defacing the Koran - just try - make my day.

15 posted on 04/24/2012 10:28:46 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk
(Nominal) Christians aren't the only ones aborting babies. Perhaps if some of the crosses in these displays were replaced with symbols of other religions -- like those "Coexist" bumper stickers -- they would be left alone. At least those with a crescent and star would probably remain unscathed by the cowardly vandals.


16 posted on 04/24/2012 11:12:56 AM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Ransomed

Thanks! I needed that!


17 posted on 04/24/2012 11:21:51 AM PDT by Mrs. Frogjerk
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk

WKU Police Captain of Professional Standards, Joe Harbaugh
joe.harbaugh@wku.edu
(270) 745-2543

I’ve already sent him an e-mail explaining how I felt.


18 posted on 04/24/2012 11:24:43 AM PDT by Texas56
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To: WKUHilltopper

Yeah, I would love to see them try that! I won’t hold my breath though.

I was thinking about this, and I have come to the conclusion that every single “art” exhibit approved by the campus including “pro choice” displays can be tampered with in the name of art right/ After all, that’s only fair!


19 posted on 04/24/2012 11:24:52 AM PDT by Mrs. Frogjerk
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To: Tenacious 1
hate crime against Christians

Like that'll ever happen... We all know at our core that THE conflict, at its core, is Christ vs the prince of this world. You're on a side, which will it be?

20 posted on 04/24/2012 11:28:11 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

“Coexist” - brought to you by CAIR.
Islam encourages the facade of the “friendly Muslim” when their numbers are such that they can’t force Sharia on the rest of society.

On a related note, if you happen to see someone coming or going from a car with this sticker on it, make a show of staring at it and say “well I’ll be... I never saw the hidden message between the letters before” and walk away.


21 posted on 04/24/2012 11:30:51 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk

Just having the art classes draw their rendition of what Muhammed might have looked like would be an offense against Islam.(No images of him allowed.)

Could the kids get away with that?

Art is art.


22 posted on 04/24/2012 11:36:49 AM PDT by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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To: MrB
” “well I’ll be... I never saw the hidden message between the letters before” and walk away.”

Good one.

Perhaps I should have said “those obnoxious, cloying Coexist bumper stickers”.

Anyhow, my point remains — abortofascists would be less likely to vandalize those displays, if they weren't entirely Christian.

23 posted on 04/24/2012 11:37:05 AM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk

Actually, free speech is probably the best way to take care of this problem. That is, the woman was probably thrilled with a *little* publicity about her actions. How would she feel with a *lot* of publicity about her actions?

Publicity is like salting your food. A little is good, but too much can make the food inedible.

In this, the Internet could prove invaluable, especially the “extremely bad taste” part of the Internet.

In particular, I am thinking of a website where all posters are anonymous, which is actually the birthplace of the “Anonymous” group. Not an organization, really, but an ad hoc collective with the sensibilities of “the mob”.

This website is called 4chan. It reminds me of the poem by Vachel Lindsay, in which he wrote: “Then along that river-bank/A thousand miles/Tattooed cannibals danced in files.”

Well, in any event, all posters to 4chan are anonymous.

But every now and then, somebody foolishly posts their picture there, then either ill-advisedly asks a question that offends, or tries to insult this collective of heinous hyenas.

And 4chan is truly impressive in their ability to track down and mess with people who do this, with little more to go on than a photograph (and their IP number, so DO NOT use your own computer). And they are brutish beasts when they take against someone.

How exactly to offend 4chan is a good question, but there are examples to go by. And the irony of 4chan attacking someone they would probably agree with were they to know the truth, is delicious.

Yet if this is successful, this student would likely never, ever mess around with pro-life people again, and might even try to avoid using the Internet ever again. A great example for those like her.

The *best* thing that could happen to her is to be turned into a nasty Internet meme, plastered all over the place with a stupid caption.


24 posted on 04/24/2012 11:39:26 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("It is already like a government job," he said, "but with goats." -- Iranian goat smuggler)
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To: MrB

I love your tagline! That’s going in my list of awesome quotes.


25 posted on 04/24/2012 11:55:58 AM PDT by thesaleboat (Pray The Rosary Daily (Our Lady, July 13, 1917))
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk

Or, if you shoot a minority yout as he’s walking through a gated community, that’s freedom of expression—Right?


26 posted on 04/24/2012 11:59:26 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Journalists first; then lawyers.)
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