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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Cathedral of St. Paul Vandalized.



Upside down white crosses on the doors.
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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Police in St. Paul are looking for the person or persons who vandalized a city landmark over the weekend.
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Sometime between 8 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday someone spray painted 5 of the 6 main doors on the Cathedral of Saint Paul. Police tell KARE 11 the vandalism took the form of upside down white crosses.
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At this point investigators aren't sure what the motivation was, but due to the building's religious connections they are pursuing it as a possible bias crime. - Kare 11 
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I would not be at all surprised to find out the vandalism has a direct connection to the protestors demonstrating at the State Capitol this past weekend.
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H/T Nan


20 comments:

  1. Actually, the last time the Cathedral was vandalized it was by an anti-gay Catholic zealot! See: here for the details.

    Peace,

    Michael

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  2. possible bias crime ... ? bias crime ?

    okay, "bias crime", okay ... ahuh ...

    I didn't know such a thing existed? How is "bias crime" different from "hate crime", vs "crime of passion", vs "vandalism crimes" ...

    I just didn't find a "bias" crime on this list - http://public.getlegal.com/legal-info-center/types-of-crimes

    Guess there is a story behind why the word 'bias' was selected a the key word to use ...

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  3. It seems an unfair stretch to automatically jump to "the gays."

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  4. Thom - it could have been the Sisters of St. Joseph too - but that would surprise me.

    PML - I think they meant hate crime but said bias instead.

    Michael - I know. But those vandals used holy oil and exorcism salt - I doubt they'd ever use spray paint, or risk pretending to be satanic. If they did that stuff I would definitely be surprised.

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  5. Perhaps they were ultra-montanists, given it was an inverted cross, ie, the Cross of S. Peter. :-p

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  6. pml, according to the cops, it's being investigated as a hate crime. A couple of detectives and several squad cars were sent immediately when it was reported and the graffiti has since been removed.

    I know this from the Abp's security detail.

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  7. ... my brain thought it should have read 'hate crime', so why didn't the reporter/newspaper editor use that term vs bias? To soften the impact of the vandalism?

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  8. I think they say bias crime in the paper because they don't want to be h8ers. I've seen bias in the Strib a lot, instead of hate.

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  9. Goose and gander... weren't you the lot who yelled and screamed about hate crimes leglslation regarding other minorities? I'd say canning it is in order.

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  10. Thom, SFO - for the record, I do believe "hate" crimes are unjust legislation. What I find of interest that some crimes are being labeled "hate crimes" while others are not, & what falls in the what-not list. Anyway, the jrnlst who selected the word "bias" vs "hate", signals a message to me.

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  11. If hate crimes laws are unjust in your eyes, be glad, nay, rejoice!- that in this case it isn't being labelled as such by your local newspaper.

    In my eyes, it is a hate crime.

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  12. Only heterosexaul Catholics would be capable of "hate crimes", right?

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  13. Thom - your presumptuous statement - "weren't you the lot who yelled and screamed about hate crimes leg[i]slation regarding other minorities," should have been canned.

    The statement seems a bit of a sweeping charge ["yelled and screamed"] and stereotyping ["the lot who"], please define "the lot"...

    Unjust laws or poorly reasoned and studied laws seemed to be more open to selective & inconsistent application of them.

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  14. It isn't presumptuous- one need only search through the archives here.

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  15. Terry: Spirit Daily linked to this post! You are rising, in meteoric hights, in the erduite kingdom of blogdom. Oh, and have you noticed, you have gainted at least 50 more followers in the last year, lol. You the man, Terry!

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  16. James of Nashville3:34 PM

    What or whomever...let us as Catholic Christians pray for the offender and for his conversion of heart. Also... remember all the Christians in the East (particularly Egypt, India, Pakistan, China and Iraq) who are under intensive persecution. The persecution in the U.S. will only grow in intensity. Our Lord commands us to pray for our enemies, love those who persecute you. Only in this way can we convert the world.

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  17. Anonymous7:21 PM

    No doubt a sodomite.

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  18. Jon Juergensen7:22 PM

    Another tolerant abortionist homosexualist Acorn voter.

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