Three pernicious, vile and malicious acts occurred Wednesday night in Durham, North Carolina. It seems the embers of the Ku Klux Klan still burn hot in some places in this country. What purpose can burning a cross serve, except to terrify and intimidate? Jesus Christ died on a cross. Burning the symbol of Christ's agony is unspeakable. And to attempt to corrupt this symbol by using it to commit a hate crime is unconscionable. The animals who perpetrated this atrocity do not deserve to enter the next life.