Earlier today, Cassy wrote about the anti-war dipshits who disrupted Easter services at a Catholic Church because…
OK, I’m a little unclear what the church in question had to do with the war, but I’m sure there was a solid connection.
Anyway, as I thought about this incident, I found myself thinking about the push among Muslims worldwide to make “religious bigotry” an international crime, and I wondered just what would be an appropriate penalty for these dipshits.
Since, for the sake of this discussion, we’ve already agreed to forfeit our rights of free speech to the Islamists, my first thought is to apply the traditional Islamic penalty for most things they don’t like: beheading.
On the other hand, it was a Catholic church that was attacked. The Church has mellowed a lot in the last few centuries, but back in the days when it held a lot more temporal power, it had its own judiciary that dealt with religious crimes. There were a lot of punishments, and I’m certainly no scholar of Catholic history, but I seem to recall there was a lot of burning at the stake.
Then there’s the side of me that thirsts for poetic justice. Since it was Easter that was disrupted, why not crucify them? Most churches have at least one cross big enough for the job, and considering how simple a cross is to make and many Christians like to refer to their Savior as a “Jewish carpenter,” it shouldn’t be too difficult to whip a few up.
Then there are the classics. Heretics that don’t get burned were often stoned, and I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if these dipshits in question weren’t already familiar with the term — but not in the classic meaning.
Hanging was good enough for Saddam Hussein, but nooses are terribly un-PC these days, so we should probably let that one alone.
All in all, I’d have to say that the dipshits in question are pretty lucky that we live in a nation with a separation of church and state, and churches have no temporal authority to enforce the tenets and rules of their faith. Instead, all they are each facing are two counts of felony criminal damage to property and two counts of simple battery — although their bail has been set at $25,000 to $30,000 each.