Threats Close Catholic H.S., Media Unrepentant: Not Good Enough

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The out-take video that mainstream media ran with caused an uproar of threats against Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky, closing the school Tuesday and continuing to impact school routines through the week. (The Daily Mail photo)

If the left-wing enemies of Christian conservative families can, upon a whim, destroy our under-age minors, and justify this destruction in the mass media, they win. It is over.

We no longer can ever possibly have a voice. We can no longer have any influence at all in the national debate that will guide the politics of the country we live in.

If we encourage our young people to speak up about abortion, traditional family, or to protest big government or higher taxes, and they can be destroyed, falsely accused, taken from our homes into systematic, government-run programs – the sky is the limit.

Our churches can be closed because of death treats on a massive scale that local law enforcement then refuses to deal with. The sky is the limit.

Our schools and communities can become ghost towns because of expected rioting and pending violence that rises from the uncontrolled rage of our political adversaries who count themselves as triggered because of a certain hat we wear or a certain stand we take.

Like being pro-life, for instance, yes, the sky is the limit. And it is the stench of tyranny stinking to the high heavens of God Almighty.

That is what I see as at stake with the situation developing around the Covington Catholic High School boys who were accosted near the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC Friday after participating in the annual March For Life.

Threats of violence and death closed the school Tuesday after the long holiday weekend, four days after the march event.

Covington Catholic High School slated classes to resume today, Wednesday, Jan. 23, but under duress and continued disruption because of lingering threats by left-wing agitators and activists confirmed by state and local authorities to number into the hundreds. (AP photo)

The school shut down all activities, classes, sports competitions, club meetups, everything. And consequences disrupting normal classes and activities continue today (Wednesday, January 23)

The local press reported Tuesday that they saw a man walking to the snowy edge of the school property with a fist full of rosary beads in his hand, and a meek message for threat makers:

It was Phillip Ryan III, Kentucky’s former superintendent of education, and he said, “I’d like to say that I’m praying for you. I hope that you can reconcile with yourself on what you’re actually saying by threatening children.”

This is not good enough, though, not for the rest of us who may face similar situations of false accusations. What if a situation not caught on more than a dozen full-length videos – proof that can reverse a mass media narrative?

This time it was about dozens of white, male students aggressively surrounding an elderly Native American veteran of the Vietnam War to taunt him with smirking stares.

No, this response is not good enough.

Ryan’s message is reported four days after the incident that made viral rounds about social media and was caught up by the big boys of the liberal mainstream media, becoming a national drama.

We should realize that the school closed under hundreds of violent threats, confirmed Kentucky Commonwealth Attorney Rob Sanders.

they have captivated the attention of the world, and i know that they will use it for the good.

And today, through the next few days, parents are advised to take days as optional if they feel the threat remains too real, too dangerous.

Police cars parked to block entry to the Covington Catholic school property on Tuesday. Even Notre Dame Academy across the street took security precautions because of the threats.

And local police advised students against wearing the garb of team spirit for a while.

Threats came by way of social media and direct phone messages, some even to phone lines with numbers similar to Covington Catholic’s actual number. Miss-dials alarmed other households and business of the Covington, Kentucky, area.

Meanwhile, Covington’s principal still waits to see the results of an an independent, third-party investigation of what took place in D.C., to see if perhaps his students did anything wrong.

He’s still on the fence about that.

It is, “a very serious matter that has already permanently altered the lives of many people,” according to a statement from the local Catholic diocese.

Parents got a letter that outlined the extra safety measures planned before classes resume.

It added, “If you as a parent do not feel comfortable sending your son to CCH tomorrow or for subsequent days, please know that we understand this viewpoint during this difficult time.”

Again, not good enough.

The President of the United States chimed in via several tweets, naming one of the students prominently seen in viral videos of the standoff.

“Nick Sandmann and the students of Covington have become symbols of Fake News and how evil it can be,” President Donald Trump said.

“They have captivated the attention of the world, and I know they will use it for the good – maybe even to bring people together. It started off unpleasant, but can end in a dream!”

But it continues to be a nightmare, and a multitude of threats remain, delivering their chilling effect.

“Looking like Nick Sandman & Covington Catholic students were treated unfairly with early judgments proving out to be false – smeared by media,” Trump added.

“Not good, but making big comeback! ‘New footage shows that media was wrong about teen’s encounter with Native American.’”

This is still short of the mark. Can there be a deployment of a national guard contingent? Could parents be assured that no possible danger exists?

What we also need is the assurance that legal action will be taken to punish the oppressor media.

This incident is an example of what we should expect over and over again as the level of hatred and vile prejudice rises against our people: conservative Christians of Biblical faith.

This must be fought with more than rosary beads and prayers, as important as prayer is. We are called to act, and to fight.

Our representation in government should be compelled to protect the school area better. The school and parents should lawyer up, file claims, sue.

Scripture is clear, if we will not fight with force as necessary to defend our families, our love ones, we are worse that those who do not believe at all.

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