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Posted by: Anonymous 2 ( )
Date: January 11, 2018 08:27PM

LDS church graffiti now being investigated as a hate crime

Vandal paints 'God is Dead' on an Idaho Mormon chapel, police say

'God is Dead' vandalism at Idaho LDS chapel being investigated as hate crime

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Posted by: axeldc ( )
Date: January 11, 2018 09:18PM

Attacking someone's religion like that is a hate crime. Would you think any differently if they attacked a synagogue?

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Posted by: adoylelb ( )
Date: January 11, 2018 11:06PM

I agree, it is a hate crime. It's the same as attacking a synagogue, or a predominately Black church for example.

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Posted by: ziller ( )
Date: January 11, 2018 09:45PM

so ~

¿ did God died then ? ~

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Posted by: summer ( )
Date: January 11, 2018 11:16PM

I read it more as, "bored teenager whose frontal lobe has not completely developed."

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Posted by: caffiend ( )
Date: January 11, 2018 11:23PM

That could be a mitigating factor in sentencing, but the crime has to be investigated and prosecuted based upon the statutory elements of the crime.

Except in Massachusetts, of course.

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Posted by: Dave the Atheist ( )
Date: January 11, 2018 11:38PM

How come prop 8 wasn't investigated as a hate crime ?

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Posted by: readwrite ( )
Date: January 12, 2018 12:17AM

'The MORMON CHURCH is Dead' is what it was meant to say but TMC said IT was God so the youth were confused/ brainwashed/ mislead.

It's certainly not alive.

That's for sure.

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Posted by: Topped ( )
Date: January 12, 2018 12:56PM

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Posted by: Jonny the Smoke ( )
Date: January 12, 2018 01:14PM

I see it this way......

Writing 'god is dead" on a temple is not actually a threat against mormons or a projection of hate on them, but it is vandalism. They attacked the temple, not the mormons.

If they wrote 'I'm gonna kill the mormons' that would be a threat, made out of hate, as well as vandalism. They threatened to attack mormons and they attacked the temple too.

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