A Spartanburg County woman has been charged with felony animal cruelty, accused of hanging her nephew's pit bull from a tree with an electrical cord and burning its body after the dog chewed on her Bible, authorities said Monday.
When questioned by police and animal control officers, Miriam Smith told them the female dog named "Diamond" was a "devil dog" and that she feared it might harm neighborhood children, according to an incident report from the county's Environmental Enforcement Department.
Authorities said the 1-year-old dog was kept outside on a chain and chewed the Bible that had been left on Smith's porch.
The dog's remains were found under a pile of dried, cut grass. Part of the orange cord was still around the dog's neck and a smell of kerosene still hung in the air, the animal control officer wrote in her report.
The dog was killed about two weeks ago when Smith's nephew was forced to spend several days away from home because of winter weather in the area, authorities said.
Source – The Post and Courier
I often hear the phrase “dogma makes you crazy”. I concur with that view, and this story highlights that to be very true. I do not know this woman's state of mind prior to the chewing of the Bible, but it appears that her connection to this “Holy” book is what leads her to react in that horrible manner. Of course, she must have known that there are Bibles in book stores, right? Just replace it. Jesus freak! However, she is mistaken, the dog is not the “devil” here, she, insted, better suits that description. There is no denying, Religion can take otherwise good people and make the crazy. “Dogma makes you crazy”.