It takes all kinds. Two college students chained themselves to the front doors of the chancery in the Diocese of Rockville Centre, New York, because the diocese had authorized a deer hunt on church property. The hunt was approved for the grounds of Immaculate Conception Seminary, coinciding with a culling in Caumsett State Park.
The deer population was overgrowing its bounds and so there was a marked increase in the number of car accidents with the animals in the area. Aside from the idiocy of protesting the hunt, since it is arguably more humane to shoot them with a bullet than to let them get run over by a car, these two “rocket scientists” decided to play amateur theologian.
“We’re appealing to members of the diocese who respect God’s teachings of love and compassion of all creatures to halt the inhumane deer killing,” Deirdre Guelke, a Hunter College student from Queens, said in a statement before her arrest.
Hmm, I’m not familiar with that Scripture. Where exactly does it say we need to show “love and compassion to all creatures” such that we should not kill them? Because I remember many places in the Bible where God commanded animal sacrifices. Jesus even—horrors!—killed and ate fish, even after the Resurrection.
The supreme irony is that these two are students at Hunter College. Heh.
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