Some of the commenters contributing at present clearly don't understand the distinction between items which are no longer being used for ritual purposes can be misused and abused.
I think the irrationality of those making the comments are pretty indicative of the self-satisfied owners who believe that because the items have been "de-sanctifying" that they are justified in doing whatever they want to do to them in a public space, including showing disrespect to these items.
Sacrilege is defined by Merriam Webster:
1 : a technical and not necessarily intrinsically outrageous violation (as improper reception of a sacrament) of what is sacred because consecrated to God
: gross irreverence toward a hallowed person, place, or thing
[Another good definition, I think is the willful and malicious confusing of the profane and the divine]http://eponymousflower.blogspot.com/2012/03/ale-mary-dive-bar-uses-monstrances-and.html?showComment=1332975139303#c1736971260110529252