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Posted: 12/19/2005 4:45:13 PM EDT
I thought vandals were at their worst on Halloween.



WATSONTOWN, Pa. -- A motorist has run over the Nativity scene at a church in Watsontown, Pennsylvania. The same thing happened last year.

The Reverend Donald Jones, the pastor of the Watsontown Alliance Church, said last year's damage wasn't so bad. The driver only ran over the edge of the creche.

This time, he said, "it's been pretty well destroyed." Jones says, "They got Mary and Joseph, the baby Jesus, the wise men and a couple of shepherds."

Jones says the damage to the large, illuminated figures could not have been accidental.

He says, "It had to be deliberate. The figures sat up on a hill above the road," and the driver had to enter the parking lot to drive over them.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 4:46:58 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/19/2005 4:47:10 PM EDT by david_g17]
that's pretty pathetic.

i'd recommend roofing nails around it, but i know some how someone innocent would get hurt.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 4:48:13 PM EDT
Some people absolutely make me sick...what kind of senseless, heartless person would do this?
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 4:49:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By deej86:
Some people absolutely make me sick...what kind of senseless, heartless person would do this?


Seen the video of the kids beating the dog with the skateboard? Same type of people.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 4:49:34 PM EDT
Ahh, the "tolerant" strike again.

A local radio show host was planning on renting space in the town square to put up a cross to commemorate the "reason for the season", until he received emails from people threatening to vandalize and destroy the cross. No one seems to mind the menorah that is put up in rented space there every year...
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 4:56:48 PM EDT
Holy Crap how much insurance coverage would you have to have for running over the savior of the world
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 4:58:26 PM EDT
Typical hatred from the DUh crowd.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 5:10:18 PM EDT
Next year he should set up a perimeter of Spike Strips around the nativity scene. lol.

The wife and i agree, this would be funny.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 5:12:31 PM EDT
PA huh, must be the Viva La Bam crew.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 5:14:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PromptCritical:
Ahh, the "tolerant" strike again.

A local radio show host was planning on renting space in the town square to put up a cross to commemorate the "reason for the season", until he received emails from people threatening to vandalize and destroy the cross. No one seems to mind the menorah that is put up in rented space there every year...hr


Is THAT what happened to Lars' plans for the cross?

It is Portland, how am I not surprised at this.

Steven
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 5:18:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By B-O-A-T-S:
Next year he should set up a perimeter of Spike Strips around the nativity scene. lol.

The wife and i agree, this would be funny.



you misspelled "claymores"



.... j/k.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 5:30:29 PM EDT
As they drove by did they yell "Take it to the religion forum?"
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 5:34:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By PromptCritical:
Ahh, the "tolerant" strike again.

A local radio show host was planning on renting space in the town square to put up a cross to commemorate the "reason for the season", until he received emails from people threatening to vandalize and destroy the cross. No one seems to mind the menorah that is put up in rented space there every year...


I would volunteer to stand armed watch around it.
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 5:37:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By david_g17:
that's pretty pathetic.

i'd recommend roofing nails around it, but i know some how someone innocent would get hurt.


Post a sniper in the steeple.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 3:31:48 AM EDT

Originally Posted By david_g17:

Originally Posted By B-O-A-T-S:
Next year he should set up a perimeter of Spike Strips around the nativity scene. lol.

The wife and i agree, this would be funny.



you misspelled "claymores"



.... j/k.




mmmm... claymores.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 3:34:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 0ldGuy:
I thought vandals were at their worst on Halloween.



WATSONTOWN, Pa. -- A motorist has run over the Nativity scene at a church in Watsontown, Pennsylvania. The same thing happened last year.

The Reverend Donald Jones, the pastor of the Watsontown Alliance Church, said last year's damage wasn't so bad. The driver only ran over the edge of the creche.

This time, he said, "it's been pretty well destroyed." Jones says, "They got Mary and Joseph, the baby Jesus, the wise men and a couple of shepherds."

Jones says the damage to the large, illuminated figures could not have been accidental.

He says, "It had to be deliberate. The figures sat up on a hill above the road," and the driver had to enter the parking lot to drive over them.



One church in town had a nativity scene using live animals, and some idiot kids decided it would be "fun" to take rebar and beat Brighty the mule who was a part of the display. It took that mule months to recover.

At least they only killed plastic figures.

Still, this is the reason we need to bring back flogging. Some people are just in need of a good butt whoopin.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 3:35:54 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DnPRK:
Typical hatred from the DUh crowd.



As much as I like to blame stuff on the DUh crowd and the liberal rot that infects their brains, this is most likely not a statement against Christianity. The most likely explanation is a few dumb-a$$ed teenagers destroying stuff because the little bastards think it is "cool".
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 3:37:18 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SWO_daddy:
Post a sniper in the steeple.



If we need snipers to defend a Christmas display, then America really has gone too far.

Now guys watching over the cross using paintballs....THAT is some good entertainment right there!
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 11:55:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 67Steven:

Originally Posted By PromptCritical:
Ahh, the "tolerant" strike again.

A local radio show host was planning on renting space in the town square to put up a cross to commemorate the "reason for the season", until he received emails from people threatening to vandalize and destroy the cross. No one seems to mind the menorah that is put up in rented space there every year...



Is THAT what happened to Lars' plans for the cross?

It is Portland, how am I not surprised at this.

Steven



Yup, that's what happened. A lot of people are pretty bummed out about it, especially the guys at the church that already made the cross.


Originally Posted By SWO_daddy:

Originally Posted By PromptCritical:
Ahh, the "tolerant" strike again.

A local radio show host was planning on renting space in the town square to put up a cross to commemorate the "reason for the season", until he received emails from people threatening to vandalize and destroy the cross. No one seems to mind the menorah that is put up in rented space there every year...


I would volunteer to stand armed watch around it.



I thought of that when I heard it, but Lars brought it up and said that it just wouldn't be right if we needed armed guards around the thing 24 hours a day.
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