Priest Encourages Trump Protesters To Do This - Faces Immediate Backlash

The current political climate in the United States is bringing out the absolute worst in people, and we need to look no further than social media for confirmation. Hateful rhetoric is bandied about in a cavalier fashion, and it can get particularly disturbing when certain topics are raised. Many people make the wise choice of staying above the fray and keep their opinions to themselves, but others continue to dine on their own foot while posting outlandish comments.

As the Mirror reports, one shocking post came courtesy of someone that should absolutely know better. Rev. Philip Pizzo, a pastor at the Catholic church St Benedict Joseph Labre in Brooklyn, New York, found it appropriate to share this little gem.

“Show your hate for Trump. Do it for social justice. #JumpAgainstTrump,” he shared.

The post was a meme encouraging protesters to commit suicide. Pizzo attempted to play it off as a joke.

“I do not promote suicide. I’ve helped many people over the years and it does not promote suicide. It was funny,” he said.

There’s a whole host of people that disagreed vehemently, including this former parishioner of his church.

"It's disturbing for someone in my situation. I know this man, he baptized me, and I don't want to go back to his church," said the former churchgoer.

The furor continued to build, and Pizzo offered up a mea culpa.

"I apologise for the hurt that I have caused over a Facebook post. I never intended it to get this kind of reaction and I regret posting it. I have been a priest for 40 years and my goal has always been to bring Christ to the people. I am pro-life and any reference to suicide is contrary to my beliefs, therefore, making my post completely inappropriate. Again, please accept my sincerest apology," he said.

Pizzo is just one more example on a never-ending list that the best tact to take is to keep non-constructive thoughts to yourself.

Source: Mirror
Photo: Facebook

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