Yeah, I'm not one for calling the Eucharist 'the magic cracker', but this seems really over the top:
"Webster Cook says he smuggled a Eucharist, a small bread wafer that to Catholics symbolic of the Body of Christ after a priest blesses it, out of mass, didn’t eat it as he was supposed to do, but instead walked with it. Catholics worldwide became furious.
"Webster’s friend, who didn’t want to show his face, said he took the Eucharist, to show him what it meant to Catholics.
"Webster gave the wafer back, but the Catholic League, a national watchdog organization for Catholic rights claims that is not enough. “We don’t know 100% what Mr. Cooks motivation was,” said Susan Fani a spokesperson with the local Catholic diocese. “However, if anything were to qualify as a hate crime, to us this seems like this might be it.”"
The, "We don't know 100% what Mr. Cooks motivation was..." irks me. Hey! Let's convict someone without looking at the evidence or giving him due process seems rather, I don't know, anti-American, or otherwise known as par for the course in the Bush admistration.