Back in 2010 a Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania Roman Catholic college student was prosecuted under a rarely used 1972 law that makes it “a crime to desecrate a venerated object.”
While being charged with indecent exposure and open lewdness he told police it was actually Santa who had given him the idea.
Police said he may have also been drinking that night.
Now we have another Pennsylvanian, this time a 14 year old kid caught up under the same legal statute.
Except this time the boy stood in front of a kneeling statue of Jesus and pretended to receive an unusual kind of blessing.
Uh-huh. And then posted pictures on FaceBook to brag about it.
BECAUSE OF COURSE HE DID.
The statue in question is on the grounds of
“Love in the Name of Christ of Bedford County”.
But they are not feeling particularly benevolent.
They are pissed and pressing charges explaining it is up to God to forgive, not them.
There must be something in the Pennsylvania water.