Catholic priest pointed rifle at 8-year-old boy and threatened to shoot him for liking the wrong sports team


#1

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#2

In all fairness, the kid was a Cowboys fan.


#3

go sports team!


#4

A musket? That he keeps conveniently loaded? Or ornamental?


#5

To be fair that’s not the worst thing a Catholic priest has pointed at an 8-year old.


#6

Assuming he is a Patriots fan?

At any rate, even if it was a Nerf gun, not appropriate behavior.


#7

“My son, the Lord forgives many things. But not Dallas.”


#8

The optics and judgment on display are still pretty bad, but several accounts indicate the boy and his family were laughing before, during, and after the incident.

Just sayin.


#9

Wait - aren’t you in the UK? How do you know about Dallas? Is it that bad that even the UK knows?


#10

If you take any team this seriously you are not a fan you are a lunatic. Fans of that team need to realize that there is a point of going too far in support. Does anyone think that a member of the Giants would be happy if the priest just scarred the kid without a gun?


#11

Seattle’s in the UK? (and wasn’t that a well deserved win yesterday?)

Also, I’ve spent months in Texas.


#12


#13

Is there no justice in the world?


#14

OK - well you said you were English - and have a cricket player avatar - I guess just not IN England.


#15

Fanatic.


#16

Just to really rub it in.


#17

Well that’s no crime then. I was afraid the priest liked Dallas!


#18

So says the prosecutors office. Witnesses who are not secret have a different story. http://www.nj.com/bergen/index.ssf/2015/10/parishioners_support_nj_priest_accused_of_aiming_g.html


#19

Sacramental.


#20

That is terrible! You’re terrible!