A teenager in Everett, Pennsylvania took a picture of himself standing in front of a statue of a kneeling Jesus, making it look like he was getting oral sex from it. Stupid? Yep. Childish? Yep. Tasteless? Yep. But criminal? Apparently so. He’s been charged with what is essentially blasphemy.
The young man posted that he took the pictures in late July at the statue of a kneeling Jesus in front of the “Love in the Name of Christ” Christian organization in his hometown of Everett.
The criminal charge, which will be heard in family court, consists of “Desecration of a Venerated Object.”
Pennsylvania law defines desecration as “Defacing, damaging, polluting or otherwise, physically mistreating in a way that the actor knows will outrage the sensibilities of persons likely to observe or discover the action.”
He faces two years in juvenile detention if convicted of a crime that should not exist. That’s far more outrageous than his own idiotic behavior.