A Pennsylvania teenager faces up to two years behind bars after posting pictures to Facebook in which he simulates receiving oral sex from a statue of Jesus.
The unnamed 14-year-old says he posed with the statue, which sits outside a Christian organization in Everett, Pennsylvania, called Love in the Name of Christ, in late July. The pictures are being used as evidence that the teen may be guilty of desecrating an object of veneration.
A spokesperson for Love in the Name of Christ told MailOnline they did not press charges in the incident. Instead, the pictures were found by the district attorney’s office (who filed the charges) and forwarded them to the state police in Bedford, Pennsylvania. He was arrested and will be tried in juvenile court as early as October 3.
The Altoona Mirror reports that Bill Higgins, the Bedford County district attorney, posted the following to Facebook on Thursday:
“I guess I should take solace in the fact that the liberals are mad at me—again. As for this case, this troubled young man offended the sensibilities and morals of OUR community.… His actions constitute a violation of the law, and he will be prosecuted accordingly. If that tends to upset the ‘anti-Christian, ban-school-prayer, war-on-Christmas, oppose-display-of-Ten-Commandments’ crowd, I make no apologies.”
(keep reading at newsweek.com)
Bill Higgins (Bedford County DA) contact info:
A new billboard in Topeka is going viral and getting national attention due to it’s message and location.
The Facebook page known as “The Facebook God” raised more than $80,000 to pay for a sign that says “God Loves Gays” located near 21st and Western in the capitol city.
The “Facebook God” page has more than 1,700,000 likes and used a popular online crowd funding website called indiegogo.com to generate funds for the message.
It’s no coincidence that the page chose Topeka to display their message because Topeka is home to an internationally known group of anti-gay protesters.
(keep reading at wibw.com)