No arrests had been made as of late Monday in the incident, in which two chunks of concrete attached to threatening notes were tossed through windows at Christian Liberty Academy on Saturday morning.The article reports that, "Police have not classified the weekend vandalism of an Arlington Heights Christian school as a hate crime...." Obviously not. It does not have the right victims.
The move was apparently in protest of a speech anti-gay activist Scott Lively was to give at the school later Saturday at a banquet hosted by LaBarbera's group. The speech went on as planned with a small picket outside.
A note attached to one piece of concrete read in part: "This is just a sample of what we will do if you don't shut down scott lively and AFTAH … Quit the homophobic (expletive)!" The other read, "Shut down Lively."
Some school officials received anonymous emails taking responsibility for the crime, police said.
A post on the Chicago Independent Media Center's website also claims credit, saying it was done to "show that there is a consequence for hatred and homophobia in our community." The post warns that the school "will continue to be under constant attack" if the event is not shut down.
There comes a moment when homosexuality becomes such a dominant force in a society that freedom of speech is in serious jeopardy. The parallels to the "slaveocracy" suppressing freedom of speech in the 1830s and 1840s is pretty obvious.