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Jesus kept all of the Ten Commandments perfectly—but a statue of him didn't, according to a South Carolina vandal.
Jeffrey Short, 38, has been charged with malicious injury to real property after allegedly lobbing the dead of at least one Jesus statue in Charleston with a sledgehammer.
His reason: "I think I used a sledgehammer to strike the statue about six or seven times, because the second or first commandment states to not make an image of a male or female to be on display to the public," according to a report from WCSC.
Ironically, a case could be made that statues of Jesus Christ are "graven images" of deity, violating the second commandment (Exodus 20:4).
But Short's claim that no statue can be erected of a male or female is nowhere to be found in the Decalogue.
Another vandalized marble statue of Jesus has been discovered in the area, depicting Jesus with a small child.
Local police are continuing their investigation.
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