January 3, 2012, - 5:51 pm
Hmmm … a family with a “Happy Birthday, Jesus” sign in front of its home, found the house attacked with anti-Christian graffiti. But Bakersfield Police dismissed it as no big deal and aren’t treating it like a hate crime. Do you think the family would get the same lackadaisical response from police if they were the Al-Khansa family and they had a sign that said, “Happy Ramadan?” Think again. As I’ve been saying for more than a decade, there is a double standard for the religions. One standard for Muslims. And, the other religions, fuhgedaboudit. So much for the Constitution’s Establishment Clause, which was castrated long ago.
A family’s front yard holiday decorations were defaced with graffiti, but it gets worse. The family says this is not just vandalism – they think it’s a hate crime.
“It’s disgusting, hurtful, a slap in the face to our religion,” Jimmie Cannon told Eyewitness News on Tuesday.
The graffiti sprayed on the garage door is the numbers “666” and an upside-down cross. . . .
[Cannon’s] father has a large Christian display on the walkway and the front yard.
“It’s a ‘Happy Birthday, Jesus’ sign, and John 3:16 above the door frame,” Cannon described. Both are homemade and light up. They are near the graffiti. . . .
Jimmie Cannon said she called the sheriff’s department to ask for an investigation but was told the incident was only a misdemeanor.
But, Cannon said she called back a second time and was told a deputy would come out to take a report. . . .
Asked whether this could be investigated as a hate crime, the spokesman said that would likely be up to the district attorney’s office if a case is forwarded to it.
The Cannon family wants the suspects found, and they want action.
Good luck with that. My advice to the Cannon family is that if they want action, they should change their surname to Bazzi or Mohammed.
Had this been a muslim home, it would have been declared a hate-crime immediately, tolerance marches would be organized, and a team of FBI agents would have been sent in to find the evil-doer. Some animals really are more equal.
Exactly. We only take hate crimes in America seriously if they are against Muslims.
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