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The Humble Tweets From a Catholic Priest Spat Upon by Pride Marchers

The Humble Tweets From a Catholic Priest Spat Upon by Pride Marchers

Not even being spat upon fazes Father Jonathan Morris, a Roman Catholic priest based in the Bronx, N.Y., who often appears as an analyst examining religious issues for Fox News. 

Morris tweeted and posted on Facebook that he was walking Sunday in the vicinity of Broadway and 22nd Street in Manhattan and happened upon the Pride Parade, as reported by The Blaze.

As they walked by, two men spat on him, he wrote. Morris’s response? “Oh well … I deserve worse.”

But Morris wasn't done being humble: he noted that the men who spat upon him are likely “very good” individuals who were probably “caught up in the excitement,” given the day, the Supreme Court decision and feeling a lot of past resentment. “Most in that parade would not do that,” wrote Morris.

The SooperMexican blog wrote that these tweets revealed “gay malice towards Christians, and the charity that we can show towards those who hate us,” and “that’s how you turn the other cheek, in just two tweets.”

Bible scholars, fundamentalist Christians and many of the faithful know well that commandment from Jesus to his disciples in Matthew's Gospel

"I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also."Matthew 5:39

The WeaselZippers website wrote Morris "is a priest who seems to embody what he preaches. He is never hateful or harsh, always reaching out to others.” 

And if you need further proof of that, see the tweet he posted before he was spat upon:

Lest there be any doubt, however, what the priest thought of the rest of the parade, here’s a post he made to Facebook about one float:

The Episcopal Church sponsored float in gay parade with dancing man or woman (not sure) with short skirt and g-string. Something is wrong.

Posted by Father-Jonathan Morris on Sunday, June 28, 2015

The Advocate reached out to Father Morris for comment and has not yet heard back.


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