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Vandals topple Ten Commandments statue near Supreme Court building
Washington Times ^ | September 23, 2013 | Meredith Somers and Andrea Noble

Posted on 09/23/2013 11:06:06 AM PDT by george76

A granite monument of the Ten Commandments that sits across the street from the U.S. Supreme Court was toppled by vandals sometime over the weekend.

The monument sits in the front yard of 209 Second St. NE, the headquarters of Faith and Action, an evangelical Christian group led by the Rev. Rob Schenck.

The 3-foot by 3-foot granite sculpture weighs 850 pounds.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: christian; christians; civilrights; dncbrownshirts; dncplatform; evangelicals; faithandaction; hatecrime; injusticedepartment; movealong; nothingtoseehere; obamavoters; schenck; supremecourt; tencommandments; ussupremecourt; vandals

1 posted on 09/23/2013 11:06:06 AM PDT by george76
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To: george76

Hate crime


2 posted on 09/23/2013 11:06:37 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: george76

850 lbs?! Must’ve been atheist dykes.


3 posted on 09/23/2013 11:07:11 AM PDT by albie
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To: george76

And there will be some who cheer this, but hen wonder why today’s youth can be so disrespectful when they vandalized or disrespect something sacred to Libs.


4 posted on 09/23/2013 11:08:55 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: GeronL

“Hate crime”

No, no, no. It was an expression of liberals against Christianity - and since liberals did it, it’s totally okay.
/s/s/s/s/s/s/s


5 posted on 09/23/2013 11:09:59 AM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.)
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To: george76

Is it just me, or do I feel a revolution coming ???


6 posted on 09/23/2013 11:11:35 AM PDT by 11th_VA (I want a president who won't enforce tax laws ...)
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7 posted on 09/23/2013 11:12:55 AM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: george76

That’s symbolic. Everything is symbolic to the left. They want to topple the Christian/Jewish foundation of our civilization.


8 posted on 09/23/2013 11:12:58 AM PDT by I want the USA back
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To: Marcella

Of course. Thanks for the correction. heh


9 posted on 09/23/2013 11:13:28 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: george76

Maybe it was some of those gay blacks that go around playing the knockout game.


10 posted on 09/23/2013 11:13:37 AM PDT by pallis
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To: george76

The forked tongued legions of Satan, or Democrats as they’re known to the media, were busy beavers.


11 posted on 09/23/2013 11:15:08 AM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: 11th_VA

The revolution already happened and we lost, people are starting to notice it now.


12 posted on 09/23/2013 11:16:55 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL

Amen


13 posted on 09/23/2013 11:19:33 AM PDT by easternsky
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To: george76

Kids raised with no moral fiber. All is left is savagery.


14 posted on 09/23/2013 11:28:51 AM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: GeronL

Faith and Action had a difficult time getting permits from DC to put this monument up a few years ago. They will put it back. If anyone wants to help they have a website.


15 posted on 09/23/2013 11:28:59 AM PDT by Aquamarine
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To: george76

How do they know it wasn’t Ostrogoths? Vandals always get all the blame ...


16 posted on 09/23/2013 11:31:44 AM PDT by frithguild (You can call me Snippy the Anti-Freeper)
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To: All

Here is the story behind the monument. http://www.faithandaction.org/web/category/headlines/


17 posted on 09/23/2013 11:38:30 AM PDT by Aquamarine
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To: pallis

they objected to the proscription against coveting thy neighbor’s ass...


18 posted on 09/23/2013 11:39:10 AM PDT by ghost of nixon
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To: george76

I guess I’ve always assumed there were surveillance cameras on DC monuments.


19 posted on 09/23/2013 11:46:07 AM PDT by loboinok (Gun control is hitting what you aim at!)
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To: jonrick46

“Kids raised with no moral fiber. All is left is savagery.”

To the left commiting political terrorism is considered a show of moral fiber. After all, they are attacking icons important to the “hate-filled, intolerant, homophobic, baby-killing right wingers.”

Today they are phyically attacking the symbols, tomorrow they will physically attack the people who revere them. Mark my words.


20 posted on 09/23/2013 11:46:45 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: george76
Hmmm.

Curious to see if this was a targeted attack, or if it was teenagers being stupid. Either is inexcusable.

Since the monument weighs 850#, I'd likely lean towards the former. However, having done my share of incredibly stupid things as a bored teenager, I could see the latter as a possibility.

Stupidity can be rectified, usually with a required application of a generous amount of sweat and elbow grease. If it was a targeted attack, though, the fix isn't so easy.

21 posted on 09/23/2013 11:49:54 AM PDT by wbill
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To: george76

Oops... didn’t notice that it’s a private monument and not public!


22 posted on 09/23/2013 12:00:12 PM PDT by loboinok (Gun control is hitting what you aim at!)
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To: Brooklyn Attitude

I think so. Good words.


23 posted on 09/23/2013 12:09:00 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: wbill; george76

Near Philadelphia, a church had a number of religious statues decapitated between 2 & 4 AM last Thursday, Sept 19. Wonder if the two are connected, maybe teen “flashmob”?

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2013/09/19/religious-statues-decapitated-outside-church-in-gloucester-county/


24 posted on 09/23/2013 12:19:02 PM PDT by JoyjoyfromNJ (everything written by me on FR is my personal opinion & does not represent my employer)
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To: JoyjoyfromNJ

Wow - good intel. I would say every ‘Baby Jesus’ is going to be a target during this year’s Nativity...


25 posted on 09/23/2013 12:28:53 PM PDT by 11th_VA (I want a president who won't enforce tax laws ...)
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To: GeronL

Perhaps Islamists did it.
They’re doing it in every other country.


26 posted on 09/23/2013 12:51:20 PM PDT by doc maverick
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To: GeronL

No, we have only just begun to fight.


27 posted on 09/23/2013 1:36:23 PM PDT by esoxmagnum (The rats have been trained to pull the D voting lever to get their little food pellet)
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To: pallis
Maybe it was some of those gay blacks that go around playing the knockout game.

?


28 posted on 09/23/2013 2:04:35 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Brooklyn Attitude

“That was mere foreplay. Where they have burned books, they will end in burning human beings.”

(German: “Das war Vorspiel nur. Dort, wo man Bücher verbrennt, verbrennt man am Ende auch Menschen.”)

- Heinrich Heine, Almansor (1821

Cribbed from a quote website, though I thought it was Thomas Mann, perhaps he quoted Heine somewhere in his writings.


29 posted on 09/23/2013 5:48:40 PM PDT by skepsel (creative spelling and punctuation and run on sentences a specialty)
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