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April 10, 2020

Christian Man Arrested for Destroying Three Buddhist Statues in Arkansas Temple

Filed under: Bigotry, Criminal, Hate, News, Questions, Religion — Scottie @ 05:53

When the Christian leaders preach hate, when they preach Christianity as the only truth and a superior religion above all others, this is what you get.   A complete dismissal of other people’s religious rights.  The very right that Christians loudly demand as they claim to be victims but deny to any other religion.  The right they demand to force others to accept their religious views unchallenged such as posting “In god we trust” in schools and on government vehicles, they would gladly vehemently refuse to any other religion.   I guess the right to discriminate against those they do not like they so desperately fight for under the misnamed  “freedom of religion” laws, also includes destroying and discriminating against other religions.    Hugs

Christian Man Arrested for Destroying Three Buddhist Statues in Arkansas Temple

A 21-year-old Christian was arrested in Fort Smith, Arkansas after he was caught destroying three statues in a Buddhist temple.

Shawn Michael Israel was nabbed on Sunday at the temple, Wat Lao Santitham, with a hammer and Bible in hand.

Israel told authorities that he was commanded by scripture to destroy the statue, which he referred to as a “false idol.” He said multiple times that he was only following the Ten Commandments and did what God told him to do through scripture. Israel had a Bible with him when officers arrested him.

When asked about the hammer he had, Israel said he used it to destroy the statue, according to police. He went on to say that he had tried to destroy the statue the previous day, but the tool he was using broke as he demolished the statue’s head. He returned on Sunday to smash the body of the statue with the hammer, police said.

The Fort Smith Police rightly called this an act of “religious intolerance.” Israel has a May 11 court date. He’s been charged with “first degree criminal mischief greater than $5,000 but less than $25,000, a class C felony.”

Arkansas doesn’t have hate crime laws, though this vandalism could also be seen as an attack on a minority faith.

More at the link above.   Hugs


  1. These people are so stupid. Buddha isn’t a god.

    Liked by 2 people

    Comment by silverapplequeen — April 10, 2020 @ 07:49

    • And Buddhists don’t believe in gods.

      Liked by 1 person

      Comment by Nan — April 10, 2020 @ 16:20

    • Hello silverapplequeen. Yes you are correct. He will still claim it was an idol being worshipped though because it is not in that type to admit they are wrong. Hugs


      Comment by Scottie — April 10, 2020 @ 16:36

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