[NOTA BENE: The following syndicated post links to material that devout Catholics will find offensive. I allowed this post to be published for a couple reasons. First of all, I have never shied away from tough or potentially offensive topics on this blog. Secondly, I am a big proponent of open, civilized dialog, and my hope is that syndicating a post linking to P.Z. Myers’ screed would spur the capable apologists in my readership to respond less embarrassingly than the folks who sent hate mail to him. – Funky]
I have nothing more to add. An excerpt:
Wait, what? Holding a cracker hostage is now a hate crime? The murder of Matthew Shephard was a hate crime. The murder of James Byrd Jr. was a hate crime. This is a goddamned cracker.
You’ll just have to follow the link to read the rest.
Catholic blogmaster’s note: Hate crimes are a step away from thoughtcrime. Ridiculous. There was no crime in what the kid did, as disrespectful as it was. There might be a case for suit or prosecution based on theft and/or damage to property. However, that would bring up hairy such as whether the Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity can be construed as property of the Church, if only in the eyes of secular law.