Apparently, Christian + hormonal teen + argument about religion + shotgun = murder, but does not equal a hate crime.
So killing someone for their religion is a hate crime, but not their lack of religion? This is what is wrong with hate crimes. They are only applied to certain groups. If you kill someone because you hate them, it is a hate crime.
Of course it's not a hate crime. Atheists have yet to be recognized as an oppressed minority, and so long as that situation maintains and people in general figure that atheists are something less than human, this pattern will continue.
Curious and curiouser. You and I seem to have followed the same links and found very little, which begs the question, where did "mojoey" find that little detail? It kind of looks like "mojoey" might be a bit loose with some facts.
Of course, this is exactly what we need, an atheist Bill O'Reilly.
I found the original link on FB. I doubt if anything more can be found there, although YNK. Can't hurt to try.
Yeah, and not one word about the kid being an atheist or not. The comments on the link are all about whether to try the other kid as an adult or not. I found some local newspaper articles about it there wasn't one word about his atheism either. I wouldn't have even looked there if someone else didn't point out this little discrepancy.