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Saturday, September 12, 2009

What Motivates Grave Desecration?

We live in an irreverent age when many have no regard for the sacred or for the traditions of the great world Faiths. The phenomena of grave desecration is a symptom of our spiritual sickness. But is it motivated also by racial hatred? That is certainly a possibility.

Ethic Soup has this:

THE DESECRATIONS ... Now it's a Jewish cemetery, not a black cemetery as Oak Burr outside Chicago. They still haven't figured out how many African-American graves were desecrated where Emmett Till was laid to rest.

Today the focus is on Eden Memorial Park Cemetery in Mission Hills, California, where the desecration of graves involves more than 500 decedents. News is just now coming out -- Google doesn't even have any mention of it yet. It's the Jewish cemetery where Groucho Marx and Lenny Bruce are buried.

Groucho, who died of pneumonia in 1977, is in a large outdoor mausoleum in the middle of the cemetery, his cremated ashes in a columbarium. Lenny Bruce died of a drug overdose in 1966 and is buried in the ground.

Read more here.

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