Eric Minerault, 22, aka “Dark Lord, ” was arrested Thursday night, after allegedly burning a Bible and then putting out the fire with his own urine, next to the Gospel Rescue Mission homeless shelter in Prescott, Arizona, Reuters reported.
Minerault was arrested, but Dan Pochoda, legal director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Arizona, is investigating whether Minerault’s First Amendment freedom of speech rights were violated.
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Police were called around 9 PM by a mission employee complaining that “someone was burning something on the mission’s front steps, ” according to a Prescot Police spokesperson.
Officers found Minerault on the mission’s steps, dressed in a black-and-red robe and a pentagram necklace, with a burned and wet Bible spread on the ground around him. He admitted to burning and then urinating on the holy book.
Minerault told Police he was “cursing the Christians.” As befits a dark lord.
The ACLU argument in favor of our inalienable rights to burn and urinate on a Bible may be trumped by past court decisions aimed at curbing another group of satan servants, the KKK, upholding laws that bar the burning of religious symbols such as a cross.
Only in America. Because in the Middle East it’s the police doing the burning…