lol. Just when you think people can't get any more ridiculous...
It seems that most devout Catholics believe smuggling an uneaten cracker is as bad if not worse than a hate crime. (blame Faux News for the poor grammar that follows:)
Webster Cook says he smuggled a Eucharist, a small bread wafer that to Catholics symbolic of the Body of Christ after a priest blesses it, out of mass, didn’t eat it as he was supposed to do, but instead walked with it.
Catholics worldwide became furious.
We don't know 100% what Mr. Cooks motivation was," said Susan Fani a spokesperson with the local Catholic diocese. "However, if anything were to qualify as a hate crime, to us this seems like this might be it."
"It is hurtful," said Father Migeul Gonzalez with the Diocese. "Imagine if they kidnapped somebody and you make a plea for that individual to please return that loved one to the family."
For a student to disrupt Mass by taking the Body of Christ hostage--regardless of the alleged nature of his grievance--is beyond hate speech.
Webster Cook, the student who stole the wafer of bread, has received death threats and now fears for his life. Do you hear the same eerie echoes of the Muhammad Danish cartoon scandal that I do?
PZ Myers has a nice write-up. Check it out.