(PoliticalLookout.com)- Father Theodore Rothrock, the St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic parish pastor in Indiana, has been suspended by Lafayette Bishop Timothy Doherty over comments made about Black Lives Matter. Father Rothrock wrote an essay in which he criticized the far-left Black Lives Matter Organization, claiming it betrayed the legacies of abolitionist Frederick Douglass and civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.
Bishop Doherty explicitly referenced the essay written by the pastor as the reason for his suspension, stating that he will “no longer be assigned as Pastor of Our Lady of Mr. Carmel.”
In the article, Pastor Rothrock said that the “brutal murder of a black man in police custody has sparked a landslide of reaction to the alleged systemic racism in America,” which is true, before going on to say that the anger had been co-oped by extremist and violent groups that didn’t care about black people.
Which many would argue is also true.
“Anyone currently doing business with Amazon could not help but notice the prominent banner headline from the internet giant touting their proud support for ‘Black Lives Matter,’” Rothrock said. “But do those black lives really matter to the community organizers promoting their agenda? Is ‘Antifa’ concerned with the defeat of fascist right-wing nationalism or more interested in the establishment of left-wing global socialism?” he asked.
Well…good question, right? And that’s what it is…a question. A question he got fired for.
Rothrock asked who the real racists and purveyors of hate are, implying those instigating division are really the ones to be concerned about.
“You shall know them by their works,” he wrote. “The only lives that matter are their own and the only power they seek is their own.”
If these comments sound sensible to you, that’s probably because Antifa and Black Lives Matter represent a tiny fraction of the population. They just happen to be the most vocal and vicious. Somehow, though, Bishop Doherty seemed to think the pastor’s comments were racist…or something.
“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,” the essay continued. “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.”
Can this guy run for president?