In case you haven’t been following the Pastor Mark Driscoll saga lately — and consider yourself lucky if you haven’t — the man’s ego is finally exploding all around him. Former colleagues are speaking out against him, mistakes made with his publishing career (faking sales numbers, plagiarizing) are coming to light, and his past offensive statements are all coming back to bite him in the ass.
It’s beautiful, really, to witness his comeuppance.
New York State Senator Jeffrey D. Klein has re-introduced legislation that would impose harsher penalties for crimes that take place at houses of worship or cemeteries.
Senate Bill 2368 passed through the Senate last May, but didn’t go anywhere, so Klein’s trying it again now.
You can understand his reasoning for the bill. A break-in or burglary (or worse) that takes place at, say, a synagogue is arguably no different from a hate crime: it sends a message to the wider community and should be treated the same way.