Skip to comments.Vandals trash pope picture at Brighton church (Mass.)
Posted on 12/02/2013 11:37:48 AM PST by raccoonradio
Police are appealing to the public to help them nab a pack of young hooligans suspected of vandalizing and desecrating a Brighton church by ripping to shreds a painting of the pope, destroying an organ and leaving behind a buffet of junk food in their path of destruction.
A security video posted today on BPDNews.com shows several youths loitering on the grounds of Our Lady of Presentation Church on Washington Street. Its believed the break-in occurred between 3 p.m. Nov. 23 and 11:30 a.m. Nov. 25.
Investigators said they found residue from two fire extinguishers covering a floor of the church.
On the second floor, police said an oil painting of the pope was cut up and defaced with phrases such as Devils Star, (Expletive) God and Scooby Doo.
They also said the church organ was destroyed and a gold crucifix was removed from the altar and placed near the front entrance.
Officers found a bag of Tostito chips, a container of Pringles, a bottle of Sprite, a water bottle, and a half-empty bottle of Italian wine at the scene.
Anyone with information about the individuals pictured or the crime itself is urged to call District D-14 detectives at 617-343-4256.
White trash led by a ******. That’s usually how it goes.
I didn’t realize “Scooby Doo” was an offensive phrase related to Catholicism.
Property damage is immoral, no matter who does it:
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Probably the editorial team of the Boston Globe.
I didnt realize Scooby Doo was an offensive phrase related to Catholicism.
ZOIKS! I bet it was done by Scrappy Doo. Leave off the S and you will be left with what they had for brains.
Heh, good one!
Godless, leftist yutes of destruction-—what a bright future ahead. We did some pranks as kids but to destroy the inside of a church was totally inconceivable. You just don’t mess with the house of God. Today’s cretins have no respect nor fear of Him. BIG, BIG MISTAKE. Reap what ya sow.
Destroying the organ, which implies thousands and thousands of dollars in damage, probably makes it a felony.
Gee, in old Boston, these punks would have gotten a police billy club massage before going to jail for a few years, after being forced to personally apologize to any affected clergy.
At first, I thought it would be some new illegals from Yemen or Somalia, but now, I don’t know. One of them may still be from Somalia, or they all might be Satanists on a methed-up, drunken mission of desecration. Put up electric barriers (ungrounded).
Just vandalism. Not a hate crime.
I suspect these little punks are wanna-be Satanists. Nothing else quite says blasphemy and sacrilege like attacking a Catholic Church.
Photo outtakes from the surveillence video show two light-skinned males (probably white) and a blond. By their size and dress, definitely more than “youths.” With the amount of property damage and other circumstances (hate crime?), probably will face charges as adults (if they are not adults already).
It is tough to eat Pringles and Doritos with regular gloves on. (Latex, yes; regular cold weather gloves, more difficult.) It is even harder to drink from a bottle without placing your lips to the opening. So I am betting the criminals left valuable physical evidence at the scene in the form of fingerprints and saliva on the food products. It being Boston, they might already have their DNA and fingerprints in a missing child identfication database from their elementary school days. Even if they are not, the first time their fingerprints are submitted for an employment background check, the system will flag them as unidentified suspects for this crime.
Stupid as they are, they probably have cellphone videos of their crime; might have even posted them on-line.
Police should put the word out on the street that they are essentially screwed already and it is just a matter of time before they are identified and arrested. See who cracks first and turns the other two in.
My bet is on the blonde.
They keep teaching the kids the State Religion of Atheism in the public schools and the results is empty blasphemous shells.
“The fourth angel poured out his bowl upon the sun, and it was given to it to scorch men with fire. Men were scorched with fierce heat; and they blasphemed the name of God who has the power over these plagues, and they did not repent so as to give Him glory”
“People gnawed their tongues in agony and cursed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, but they refused to repent of what they had done.”
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