But at what point do religious leaders stand up and say, "ya know what something is wrong here. Too many people are getting the wrong message here. God is to be a place of love and warmth and forgiveness." Do you think there is something wrong with the messages being sent out about the bible, god and how to treat our fellow creatures on this earth? Obviously this woman has a screw loose, but I've read too many stories about people like this who use their god and their beliefs as justification for their actions. Something has to change.
COLUMBIA, S.C. — Authorities have charged a South Carolina woman with felony animal cruelty, saying she hanged her nephew's pit bull from a tree with an electrical cord and burned its body because the dog chewed on her Bible.
Animal control officers said Monday that 65-year-old Miriam Smith told them she killed a female dog named Diamond because it was a "devil dog" and she worried it could harm neighborhood children. Authorities said bond wasn't immediately set for Smith, who remains jailed in Spartanburg County after her weekend arrest.
Officials said she didn't have an attorney yet.
She faces 180 days to five years in prison if convicted.
Authorities say the remains of the dog were found under a pile of grass with part of an electrical cord around its neck.
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