Father Philip J. Pizzo, a parish priest in Brooklyn, New York, is rather odd.
The day after President Trump announced an executive order that suspended refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US, Pizzo posted on social media a cartoon of a man jumping off a skyscraper. Accompanying it were the words: “Show your hate for Trump. Do it for social justice. #JumpAgainstTrump.”
It’s not immediately clear how anti-Trump people can best show their contempt by killing themselves but, there again, America is rather an odd place.
Pizzo has since apologised and his post has been deleted. “I have been a priest for 40 years and my goal has always been to bring Christ to the people. I am pro-life and any reference to suicide is contrary to my beliefs, therefore, making my post completely inappropriate.”
That’s all right then.
Picture source: Chris