Warning: Don't scroll down if you don't want to see an idiot desecrating a Jesus statue.
By now, you may have heard about the teenage boy who was arrested in Everett, Pennsylvania, for some photos he took of himself mimicking oral sex with a statue of Jesus. He could face two years in juvenile detention. You could say things have gotten blown – way out of proportion.
The religious group that owns the statue, Love In The Name of Christ, did not want to press charges for the July incident. They turned the other cheek. However, earlier this week the 14-year-old was arrested by police for “desecration a venerated object” thanks to a little enforced 1972 local law. The constitutionally questionable piece of legislation defines desecration of a venerated object as:
“Defacing, damaging, polluting or otherwise, physically mistreating in a way that the actor knows will outrage the sensibilities of persons likely to observe or discover the action.”
The statue where it sits most days, praying that damn kid doesn't come back.
Well, that’s good to know; if you are passing through the town of Everett, PA, you had better not give a rusty trombone to a Buddha, or a hot lunch to a Hindu Hanuman, as I’m sure all of those other religions will be off limits as well.
Kid Rock's kid is bound to get into trouble.
To clarify, by “desecrate,” all the kid did was put his crotch up to the head of the statue and take a picture. There was no physical damage to the object, or the grounds around the property, nor were the daily lives of any human beings or animals interfered with in anyway whatsoever. A teenager took a naughty photo and posted it on the internet. Shocking. Let’s hope he doesn’t join a punk rock band, run into the church and sing an anti-Putin song. It will be off to the Pennsylvania gulags for him.
Here is the teen with what appears to be a portal to hell opening up in mid-air for him to fall into.
This may also come as a shock, but some websites on the internet have made a name for themselves by featuring image galleries of people doing stupid activities. Now we are learning some of these activities might get you arrested in the great state of Pennsylvania.
Is this an unconstitutional Taliban style atrocity, where local officials are abusing the justice system to enforce their own personal religious doctrine, or should this little punk be taught some respect for others property and beliefs? Is two years too long?
Break debate! Let us know in the comments if you are pro or con having this salacious teen go to jail for two years for being sacrilegious to a statue.
Desecrate Phil Haney on Twitter @PhilHaney