Thursday, March 09, 2006

Church fires started as 'joke'

CNN reported Three Birmingham college students were arrested and charged Wednesday in connection with a string of Alabama church fires that is described in court papers as a joke that 'got out of hand,' authorities said.

A joke? What is funny about a burning church? Maybe you should draw us a cartoon so we will understand.

"We don't think that there is any type of conspiracy against organized religion or against the Baptists or against religious beliefs in particular," Riley said. "I think that, today, Alabama and all of the faith-based community in this state can rest a little easier."

That might be believable if they had burned down one or two churches, plus a number of secular buildings, but nine or 10 churches, and it wasn't related to religion?

5 comments:

Russ S. said...

I'm sure that there are lots of liberal athiests who think this is a real hoot.

Russ S. said...

To me, this is clearly a result of segments of our society teaching kids that they dont have to respect other peoples beliefs. Tell me, how is this NOT to be considered a hate crime?

Greta (hooah wife) said...

If it looks like a hate crime, acts like a hate crime...it is!

Silke said...

The first two were supposed to be a joke and the others were meant to throw off the investigators. I think that makes it an "idiot crime."

Don Singleton said...

The first two were supposed to be a joke and the others were meant to throw off the investigators. I think that makes it an "idiot crime."

I believe that Silke has it right.

It wasn't about race, because both black and white churches were burned, and that is about the only thing they prosecute as hate crimes.

But if the perps think it was just a joke, and not about religion, then they are idiots.