The condemnation came quickly. The apology took a lot longer.
When the video of the school kids from Covington HS facing off with Nathan Phillips and his drum lit up social media… the Catholic Church wasted no time denouncing the kids and their behavior.
Only later did they see the longer video showing the abuse that was being dished out, and the taunts of ‘go back to Europe’ they faced from Nathan Phillips buddies while the only ones actually taking the high road were the ones who aren’t yet old enough to vote.
We should not have left you to twist in the wind while a parade of blue-check bigots denounced you and wished horrible things upon you, your school, your family, and the business where your families work. #Tolerant Left
Here is what the Bishop said about their response to the media firestorm.
But in a letter to parents Most Rev. Roger Foys apologized to Covington families and to anyone offended by either statement. Foys says the diocese was ‘bullied’ and reacted ‘prematurely’, The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.
He wrote: ‘We should not have allowed ourselves to be bullied and pressured into making a statement prematurely, and we take full responsibility for it.
‘I especially apologize to Nicholas Sandmann and his family, as well as to all CovCath families who have felt abandoned during this ordeal. Nicholas, unfortunately, has become the face of these allegations based on video based on video clips.
‘This is not fair. It is not just. We apologize to anyone who has been offended in any way.’
Short answer, they threw the kids under the bus they had been waiting to catch when life went sideways for them — because they themselves were afraid of being thrown under that same bus by social media?
More than the men heckling them, more than the administrations and organizations, politicians and celebrities that denounced them publicly — nobody in this whole ridiculous drama conducted themselves as men quite like those Catholic boys from Covington High.
As for the diocese that got bullied into publicly denouncing sixteen-year-old kids, you ARE aware that cowardice is specifically called out on that naughty list to end all naughty lists in Revelation 21:8, right?
Something to think about the next time you’ve got an opportunity to thrown someone under the bus… or not.
The question that may never be answered is whether he’s righting a wrong, or getting on the right side of the issue while there’s a defamation lawsuit in the air.
There are some people we WANT to believe the best about, but…
If they did the original denuncination out of fear rather than principle, what motives should we assume back any of their other behavior?
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