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Thu Jul 2, 2020, 09:00 AM

Catholic Indiana Priest Slammed For Calling Black Lives Matter Protesters 'Maggots And Parasites'

https://percolately.com/catholic-priest-blm-maggots-parasites/



During his latest weekly message to parishioners, a Catholic priest in Indiana called anti-racism protesters “maggots and parasites,” according to the Indianapolis Star.

Father Theodore Rothrock of St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church in Carmel, Indiana compared the group to animals during a longer written denunciation of the ongoing protests across the United States. The anti-racism and anti-police brutality protests began over a month ago with the May 25 killing of George Floyd.

The wording of Rothrock’s written message implied specific animosity toward Black Lives Matter, a decentralized social justice organization dedicated to supporting efforts to end systemic racism in local communities across the United States.

Rothrock used colorful language to launch his attack.

“The only lives that matter are their own and the only power they seek is their own. They are wolves in wolves clothing, masked thieves and bandits, seeking only to devour the life of the poor and profit from the fear of others.” “They are maggots and parasites at best, feeding off the isolation of addiction and broken families, and offering to replace any current frustration and anxiety with more misery and greater resentment.”

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Reply Catholic Indiana Priest Slammed For Calling Black Lives Matter Protesters 'Maggots And Parasites' (Original post)
Celerity Jul 2 OP
Dread Pirate Roberts Jul 2 #1
jrthin Jul 2 #9
MissMillie Jul 2 #2
malaise Jul 2 #3
Ferrets are Cool Jul 2 #6
Celerity Jul 2 #11
marie999 Jul 2 #4
jrthin Jul 2 #10
JI7 Jul 2 #5
empedocles Jul 2 #7
The Magistrate Jul 2 #8
DFW Jul 2 #12

Response to Celerity (Original post)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 09:05 AM

1. Ah, the type of Catholic doctrine that allowed them to collaborate with Nazis

Why I'll never set foot in a Catholic church again.

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Response to Dread Pirate Roberts (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 09:51 AM

9. +100 nt

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 09:06 AM

2. Not exactly a shining example

of how followers of Christ should behave.. and he leads a parish.

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 09:08 AM

3. Don't you know that all angels are white and the devil is black

They've only been teaching that for centuries.

Fuck them all and their imaginary friends

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Response to malaise (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 09:20 AM

6. This

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Response to malaise (Reply #3)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 12:15 PM

11. +100000

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 09:09 AM

4. It is a church,

churches do not have anything to do with Jesus.

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Response to marie999 (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 09:52 AM

10. Absolutely. As I often say, they are in the Jesus business.

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 09:10 AM

5. is he referring to sexual predators that his church protects ?

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 09:20 AM

7. Personal story. A longtime family CPA friend, religious Catholic, wife of 20 years died.

He had been a Church deacon, decided to become a priest. 4 year process for him.

During that time my young teenage daughter wrote a opposition letter to a young priest who had sermoned against abortion. That priest wrote a scathing letter to my young daughter about, ' . . . a baby being ripped out of the Mother's womb . . . '. We were all shocked. Our novitiate friend was not surprised. He explained that a surprising number of men training in the seminary were not like the priests he grew to know as a kid. A number were very angry types, ready to express that anger, and abortion was a safer route.

Our friend also mentioned that pastors who had some angry sermons were often good fundraisers.

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 09:43 AM

8. A Hundred Years Ago, Ma'am

The Ku Klux Klan would have said just the same things about him and his church. The Klan ran Indiana in those days, and ranked Catholics in with Negroes and Jews as objects of hate and targets for attack. Odd to see an Indiana priest auditioning for Exalted Cyclops....

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Response to Celerity (Original post)

Thu Jul 2, 2020, 12:18 PM

12. The Pope ain't gonna like this.

He doesn't much like the American God Squad any more than the rest of us do.

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