In a since deleted Facebook rant, Rev. Theodore Rothrock of the St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church in Carmel, wrote the following on the church’s website.
“The only lives that matter are their own and the only power they seek is their own,” Rothrock wrote Sunday, according to screenshots from Carmel Against Racial Injustice. “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. 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.”
“They are serpents in the garden, seeking only to uproot and replant a new species of human made in the likeness of men and not in the image of God,” he wrote. “Their poison is more toxic than any pandemic we have endured.”
- He wants the parishioners to oppose Black Lives Matter and Antifa.
- He later issued an apology/non-apology.
- He said that some “distort the Gospel for their own misguided purposes”. He wasn’t referring to himself.
- Activists want Timmy L. Doherty, the Bishop of the Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana, to get rid of Rothrock.
- Activists will hold a protest in front of the church this coming Sunday.
The preacher’s original post on Facebook can be read here: