In the interest of openness, this author is Catholic, but I believe my church has far too many politicians in positions of power instead of holy people.
Catholic leaders came out immediately, rushed to judgment without the students having any due process, in the case of the Covington boys in D.C., who were falsely accused of abusing a Native-American.
The diocese condemned their alleged actions and threatened expulsion. A two-hour video proves the boys are innocent and the church leaders have still not come forward. They are silent. The school had to close today because of threats to the children and their families.
Bishops, priests, nuns, dioceses, and even the students’ school condemned their actions as “bigoted” after an abridged clip showed Native-American Nathan Phillips beating his drum in a smiling boys’ face.
Even if the boy smiled or smirked, so What? We can’t smile at them as they abuse us now?
New video shows Phillips entered his space, the boy smiling was trying to show he was no threat, and the boys were the ones victimized.
As for the boys clapping and cheering, they were doing that to drown out the vile verbal abuse and threats by the hate group, the New Israelites. They continued clapping to Phillips’ drum thinking he was friendly and he was joining in with their school cheers, which were approved by the chaperones.
This was deleted from FACEBOOK:
This is the abuse the boys are taking:
WATCH: For the first time, Covington Catholic students respond to the onslaught of death threats, slander, and libel they’ve faced in the last 48 hours. #StandWithCovington #VERIFIEDBULLIES pic.twitter.com/4OtlTXQAVj
— CJ Pearson (@thecjpearson) January 21, 2019
The lying Native-American separatist said while banging his tom-tom a few inches from the boy’s face, that he should go back to Europe:
“You white people go back to Europe, this is not your land”
— Nick Monroe (@nickmon1112) January 20, 2019
CONDEMNED BY THOSE WHO ARE NOW SILENT
The diocese wrote, “We condemn the actions of the Covington Catholic High School students towards Nathan Phillips specifically, and Native Americans in general, Jan. 18, after the March for Life, in Washington, D.C. We extend our deepest apologies to Mr. Phillips,” the statement reads.
I went to Catholic School from PK through my undergraduate school and these Catholic prelates, nuns, and diocesan officials untaught everything I learned by their actions in this case.
The Sisters of Mercy have no mercy for these boys.
Racism and intolerance in all forms go directly against Catholic social teaching.
The disturbing videos being shared of this incident showcase a bigoted disrespect of indigenous peoples and remind us how urgent our work for racial justice remains.https://t.co/FqorFPRFNq
— Sisters of Mercy (@SistersofMercy) January 19, 2019
THE REAL SCANDAL
The real scandal is the speed with which the Catholic Church condemned the boys and the lack of response when the truth came to light. They are silent as the boys and their families are receiving death threats, for which they are partly to blame.
Eventually we’ll all move on from this story and end up with a nuanced view of the actors involved, but I think the real enduring scandal will be the speed with which the Catholic priests and diocese condemned these kids. (From @SohrabAhmari) https://t.co/DFkjucKCBf
— Jeremy McLellan (@JeremyMcLellan) January 22, 2019
One of the chaperones explained today what went on, and she agrees, the Church made it worse.