A Pennsylvania teenager is now facing criminal charges for posting the above photo to his Facebook page.
He posed for the photos in late-July in front of Love In the Name of Christ, a Christian organization in Everett.
The criminal charge is “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.”
“…outrage the sensibilities…”
the ability to appreciate and respond to complex emotional or aesthetic influences; sensitivity.
synonyms: sensitivity, finer feelings, delicacy, taste, discrimination, discernment;
If this teenager can be charged, what chances do you have at Free Speech?
not under the control or in the power of another; able to act or be done as one wishes.
release from captivity, confinement, or slavery.
free·dom of speech
the right to express any opinions without censorship or restraint.