Sunday, April 10, 2011

Jesus and a hate crime in St. Paul

One of the problems with hate crimes laws is the arbitrary way in which they are applied. For example, this weekend someone set fire to a large statue of Jesus in St. Paul, Minnesota.

If this had been a statue of Buddha or someone's Koran, I have little doubt that prosecutors would be investigating this as a hate crime, but since it was a statue of Jesus there is no talk of investigating a hate crime.

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