Sen. Rand Paul defends Covington kids: “These kids are taking all sorts of abuse they do not deserve”

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“Unfortunately there is too often a rush to judgement from our media and social media these days,” the former presidential candidate tweeted. “We should stop and look at the facts first.”

Source: Sen. Rand Paul defends Covington kids: They’re ‘taking all sorts of abuse they do not deserve’ | News | Lifesitenews

Senator Rand Paul and Representative Thomas Massie, both from Kentucky (Rep. Massie represents the district containing Covington Catholic High School) have both weighed in, in defense of the “Covington kids”: Catholic high-schoolers, unfairly and inaccurately smeared by the media (social and otherwise) for an incident which occurred following the March for Life last Friday (18 January). As the linked post notes,

“The media, the Diocese of Covington and other Catholic leaders, left-wing activists, and even the March for Life itself condemned the students for allegedly harassing a Native American man. In its initial statement, the Diocese of Covington suggested the students may be expelled.

“But a full video of the encounter showed a very different situation, with the older man confronting the students and other protestors calling them offensive slurs – and the students remaining calm and not returning the mistreatment in kind.”

Rep. Massie was even more emphatic than Sen. Paul, tweeting,

“The honorable and tolerant students of Covington Catholic School came to DC to advocate for the unborn and to learn about our nation’s [capital]. What they got was a brutal lesson in the unjust court of public opinion and social media mobs…

“In the face of racist and homosexual slurs, the young boys refused to receiprocate or disrespect anyone. Even when taunted by homophobic bigots, which was obviously bewildering to them, they insulted no one.”

I don’t expect Leftists or the “liberal” media to feel any shame for their reprehensible defamation of the Covington High School students. But I do hope the conservatives and Catholics who jumped on the bandwagon are feeling some remorse, by this point! An apology is called for, it seems to me.

Author: The Anglophilic Anglican

I am an ordained Anglican clergyman, published writer, former op-ed columnist, and experienced outdoor and informal educator. I am also a traditionalist: religiously, philosophically, politically, and socially. I seek to do my bit to promote and restore the Good, the True, and the Beautiful, in a world which has too-often lost touch with all three, and to help re-weave the connections between God, Nature, and humankind which our techno-industrial civilization has strained and broken.

4 thoughts on “Sen. Rand Paul defends Covington kids: “These kids are taking all sorts of abuse they do not deserve””

  1. I think this has been what has gotten to me the most about this (and other) situations – Episcopal clergy are jumping on that bandwagon in droves to lambaste kids that were there for a totally different reason than the other two groups. Then today, when there’s complete silence about the rush to judgment, another one begins with the concept that, well, they’ve got white privilege, so now of course everyone believes them. What happened to building bridges of understanding, unity of the human race, and the love of God for all? What happened to “casting stones”? Have we truly learned nothing?

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  2. Lefties simply are not going to let this go. They’re continuing to protest the non-existent bad behaviour of those students, even today. Lefties are in such a frenzy now, that young, white, Christian boys are such an inviting target; actually, those attributes I’ve described are THE primary target of the Left. I feel so sorry for them, and so much hatred for their detractors.

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