Readers of this site are aware of a recent controversy involving a 14-year-old boy from Pennsylvania who thought it would be hilarious to take pictures with a local Jesus statue as if he were getting a mock-blowjob from the Lord:
He’s currently facing two years in prison for this supposed desecration — which is absurd, especially when you consider that his punishment would likely be less than that if he flat-out vandalized the statue.
“In America, separation of religion and government is one of the foundations of the law,” said American Atheists President David Silverman. “While this teen’s action may have been distasteful to some, prosecuting this case at taxpayer expense is a clear abuse of the district attorney’s legal authority, and is a clear symptom of his personal bigotry against atheists, an alarming attitude for any prosecutor, and especially one in a state where 30% of the population is not religious. Blasphemy is not a crime and freedom of expression is a human right.”
If any of you attend, I would love to get your pictures and stories.