I’d like to consider myself a special little snowflake, but I just finished reading this reply, word for word, on the American Atheist’s post about the event. On their site the reply was made by a and here at Foster Disbelief it came from a mysterious “Ed,” but it is, as I said, word for word. So, same person, different names, or really shitty form letter? You be the judge. Moving it from the comment section of this post to here so more eyes get a glimpse of it.
The law is needed , not only to protect the desecration of the statue depicting Jesus , but also all statues and monuments that are venerated for the people and or ideas they represent . Without this law other memorials and monuments would be fair game for abuse . Think what that would mean . Would you want , for instance , radical Muslims desecrating the Lincoln memorial , Arlington Cemetery and or The Statue of Martin Luther King ? Many of them would be lining up to pose as this youth did but on other statues and monuments that possibly you respect and or hold in awe and reverence . If the kid would have used a statue he owned and or on his own property , then his 1st amendment rights would apply . This law is to protect from abuse those publicly displayed venerated statues and monuments be they secular or religious .
And my reply: