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Backdoor Blasphemy?

A few months ago, a 14-year-old boy in Everett, Pa., did something rather rude: He simulated a sex act with a statue of Jesus that sits on the private property of a group called Love in the Name of Christ.

The statue was not vandalized or damaged, but most people agree that the boy’s actions were immature and crass. However, the district attorney in Bedford County believes the teen’s actions were more than that. He says they were illegal.

Backdoor Blasphemy: Pa. County Intends To Pursue Jesus Statue ‘Desecration’ Case

It seems a Pennsylvania county has its heart set on enforcing a backdoor blasphemy law thanks to a persistent and misguided district attorney.

Earlier this month, a story made the rounds on social media concerning a 14-year-old boy in Everett, Pa., who posted on Facebook a photo of himself simulating a sex act with a statue of Jesus.

Suspicious Statute: Pa. Teen Faces Confinement Under Law Banning ‘Desecration’

A story has been making the rounds on social media concerning a 14-year-old boy in Everett, Pa., who posted on Facebook a photo of himself simulating a sex act with a statue of Jesus.

The teen, whose name has not been publicly released, stands accused of “desecration of a venerated object.” He is facing criminal charges and the possibility of two years in a juvenile facility.