Sunday, October 14, 2007

Selective Outrage

Can you imagine the response from the Right if a church was sprayed with anti-Christian graffiti that had an Islamic tint to it? Gay church hit with anti-Christian vandalism | Twin Cities Daily Planet | Minneapolis - St. Paul But make that a Gay church and a pentagram, and the immediate response of the Right (or some on the Right) is to call it a hoax.

Oh, and the police refuse to investigate it as a hate crime. That's fine with me - I don't particularly like the idea of hate crimes - but why wouldn't you call this a hate crime?
"Is this a self-inflicted hoax?," asked Tom Swift a former St. Paul School board candidate and blogger opposed to homosexuality. "We don't know, and we may never know. There's no pictures, no witnesses, no evidence at all."
I wonder if he would make a similar statement about a cross burned in front of a black church, for which there were "no witnesses, no evidence at all." I wonder what police reaction would be.

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