Archive for Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Vandals damage Virgin Mary statue

February 27, 2007

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Lawrence police are investigating a report that someone caused $100 in damage by breaking off the head of a Virgin Mary statue in the front yard of a residence in the 800 block of Michigan Street.

A 39-year-old Lawrence woman reported to police that someone damaged and moved the concrete statue between midnight Saturday and 11 a.m. Sunday.

Comments

justsomewench 8 years, 4 months ago

maybe the vandals gave up lawfulness for Lent?

Rationalanimal 8 years, 4 months ago

The outcry of intolerance and hate from the Socialist Taliban is conspicuously silent. Got hypocrisy?

Confrontation 8 years, 4 months ago

I almost posted a "head" and "virginity" comment. What would Bill Clinton say in this situation?

prioress 8 years, 4 months ago

As Joseph once said to Mary, "Mary, you got some 'splaining to do!" Where is your head, Pretty One?

OldEnuf2BYurDad 8 years, 4 months ago

"Got hypocrisy?"

I've said it many times: We have fake liberals in Lawrence. Posers. A true ACLU-type liberal would be up in arms over such a thing, but since it's a "Christian" symbol, and not a diversity rainbow sculpture, its really of no concern.

Freedom of religion means freedom for those who oppose religion. In this town.

justthefacts 8 years, 4 months ago

"anti-CATHOLIC (not "anti-Christian"--"non-posers" know the difference between the two, right?)...."

Actually Catholics are Christian. Not all Christians are Catholic. But all Catholics are Christian (in the sense they all believe that Jesus was/is the Son of God). So, if someone hates all things Catholics, they are hating a Christian religion....

ksmoderate 8 years, 4 months ago

And if the vandalee in this case was a pink lawn flamingo, nobody would be saying anything.

mitzibel 8 years, 4 months ago

What hacks me off is that the defacement of a Virgin Mary statue on someone's lawn makes the "news", and folks get all up in arms about it being a hate crime, but when the fascist neo-con-judeo-christian establishment continually and openly harrassess me and my peaceful Gnome-worshipping people, nobody says a word. Thousands of our holy relics are stolen and desecrated every year, and yet the media is silent! And don't even get me started about our brethren in the Order of the Pink Flamingo. . .

Dorothy Hoyt-Reed 8 years, 4 months ago

This was probably just another yard art attack. They happen all the time, especially during Christmas and Halloween. I worked with a woman who lived near KU and some drunk college students jumped out of their car and stole her kids pumpkin. The stupid thing was they were in traffic moving about 5 miles an hour, so her husband just walked up to the car and lectured them about stealing things from chidren. Drunk students act, before thinking.

bearded_gnome 8 years, 4 months ago

wow! 'taint safe to be yard art in this town. then, if you're a religious one, well...

hope this lady can get a new one, or have Mary's head restored. I'm sure this was actually very upsetting to the victim.


"gnome worship" hey mann, now there's a hot idea I could really dig.

bearded_gnome 8 years, 4 months ago

hey, Mitzy, whaddya do in them thar gnome worshipping rites? never been worshipped, myself.


oh, yeah, was gonna add: everybody blames the vandals, and lets the goths, visigoths, or worst of all the huns, off the hook. I say, this evil crime was committed by the Gauls!

torcia 8 years, 4 months ago

This is the problem with Lawrence. It is not Liberals...It is not Conservatives...It is that a simple story can't run without finger pointing about which group is the most oppressed. Conservative or Liberal, Christian or Non-Christian, Republican or Democrat, it doesn't matter at all because clearly an idiot is an idiot.

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