Kudos and Perfection post by the Vivificat Blog exactly citing the federal laws that PZ Myers will break if he follows through on his hate crime threat of desecrating the Eucharist:
The Federal Law of the US Code 18 Part I Chapter 13 ss 247 states:
(a) Whoever, in any of the circumstances referred to in subsection (b) of this section—
(1) intentionally defaces, damages, or destroys any religious real property, because of the religious character of that property, or attempts to do so; [and...]
(b) The circumstances referred to in subsection (a) are that the offense is in or affects interstate or foreign commerce. (Blogger Note: Vivificat rightly points out that these consecrated host were mailed to Myer via interstate postal carrier.)
(d) The punishment for a violation of subsection (a) of this section shall be—
...(4) in any other case, a fine in accordance with this title and imprisonment for not more than one year, or both.
(f) As used in this section, the term “religious real property” means any church, synagogue, mosque, religious cemetery, or other religious real property, including fixtures or religious objects contained within a place of religious worship. (Blogger Note: Vivificat says, and I agree, a consecrated host would qualify as a religious object.)
We are fighting to have Myers removed from his position at the University of Minnesota. He may accomplish this task all by himself and his own stupidity. I wonder if they allow blogging from the Federal Penitentiary?