Another cemetery has been vandalized, this time it was a Catholic one in western Pennsylvania.
CBS Pittsburgh reports:
Police in Fayette County are looking for the person who went four-wheeling in a cemetery, damaging a number of headstones. Several monuments at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Leckrone were knocked over and scattered about. Tire tracks show four wheels did the damage.
“You can’t let people rest in peace. You have to worry about the dead when you should be worried out the living,” Malinsky said. “You just ask why? What is the pay off? What is the pay off for some one who did this?
State police continue to investigate. The damages totals aren’t know but are likely to be significant.
That’s about all the news you will find on it.
So where is all the outrage that is supposed to come with this? Jewish cemeteries in suburban St. Louis and Philadelphia were vandalized and it became national news. If something happens to any Muslim establishment it’s immediately investigated as a hate crime.
Why don’t Christians get the same treatment?
There isn’t anything here that points to this being a hate crime, but that doesn’t mean it’s not one. This option should be left on the table. People can hate Christians just like people can hate Muslims or Jews.
Of course, the mainstream media isn’t going to pick this story up. Apparently it’s not nearly as interesting as other cases of vandalism that we’ve seen this year.
Acts of hatred are never a good thing to see, regardless of a person’s religion. But it does seem like this would be a much bigger story if this wasn’t a Catholic cemetery. Someone would be paying attention if it was a Muslim or Jewish cemetery. Right now, none of the mainstream media outlets seem to be giving this story the time of day.