In The News: Temple thief gets probation

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Now, I realize most people think that Mr. Rankin deserves far more than five years probation. I mean, from a Mormon perspective stealing from the Temple is probably the worst thing you can do. I mean it’s such a sacred building to members of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, you have to have a special recommend just to get in. But Judge Moeller is a fascinating one, remember that even the Temple is ultimately just another building in the eyes of the law. It wouldn’t be fair for him to impose an overly harsh sentence merely based on the religious significance of the building involved. Let God judge the spiritual aspects of this man’s crime. As for the Earthly aspects of the crime I think the judge did the best he could. What do you think? Should the judge have imposed a harsher sentence? Posts your responses in the comments section, but be civil.

REXBURG — A man who committed a series of thefts at the Rexburg LDS Temple and the BYU-Idaho campus was sentenced to 45 days local jail time and five years probation.

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