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A new twist on hate crimes?Posted Thursday, February 4, 2010, at 6:38 PM
I know it's been a while since my last post, but I haven't seen much that reached out and grabbed me lately. Until today at least.
Given the recent issue dealing with hate crimes here in Stoddard County, I think this story I found on Fox tonight raises an interesting question.
We always think of hate crimes as being towards homosexuals, blacks or even the sexes, but this story is a little different. Here a large wooden cross is placed at a pagan worship area. The reason they are investigating whether this is a hate crime is because the worship group that meets there feels it is similar to placing a pentagram in a chapel or church.
While I must say I don't agree with their beliefs, I do agree with his point. The fact is, regardless of which direction it is aimed, it is still a hate crime. Just like discrimination can go both ways, so can this.
I know this is a touchy subject that could get some people bent out of shape, so please participate and offer your two cents and be respectful of one another's thoughts.
So, that being said, what do you think?
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