Friday, March 18, 2016

Mass.: Catholic Memorial students chant anti-Jewish taunt at game

It seems that the Catholic students felt they were accused of being homosexual.  Many males find the whole idea of homosexuality repellent, though they are not allowed to say so these days. That abhorrence is why homosexuality was banned for many years.  So the Catholic students were understandably upset and struck back with the most hurtful reply they could think of.  So I don't think the Jewish students can complain too much.  They started the descent into offensiveness

The chanting started with a rude taunt: Newton North High School students cheering for their basketball team Friday night shouted, “Where are your girls?” to the fans of Catholic Memorial School, an all-boys school.

But the response from the Catholic Memorial fans to their opponents, many of whom are Jewish, left the Newton North crowd horrified and upset: “You killed Jesus!” shouted about 50 to 75 Catholic Memorial students. “You killed Jesus!”

The Newton North students fell silent, their faces registering surprise and anger.

“I found it chilling,” said Newton Superintendent David Fleishman, who arrived at the game, which was held at Newton South High School, about 20 minutes later. Fleishman said he was immediately approached by a visibly upset parent who told him she was shaken. “In my mind, this is incredibly upsetting and troubling, and they have a lot of work to do at Catholic Memorial,” Fleishman said.

The president of Catholic Memorial issued a statement Saturday condemning the “abhorrent behavior” of the students and promising to work to end it.

As soon as the Catholic Memorial students began their chant, said Fleishman, the interim principal spoke with Catholic Memorial administrators, who put an immediate stop to it. Both Fleishman and Folan said the students were reprimanded



Anonymous said...

Many students do not have any self-discipline.

Anonymous said...

It seems likely that if Jesus had not been murdered, he would have been forgotten and there would not be any Christianity today.

Stan B said...

Actually, it was the Romans who killed Jesus - not the Jews. Obviously this school needs to educate its students in the History of Christianity.

Anonymous said...

Stan B.

If you read the account properly, both the Romans and the Jews had a hand in it. But anyone trying to blame the descendants of either the Romans or the Jews for that have utterly failed to read or understand Luke 23:34 and definitely missed the sentiment behind that.

Anonymous said...

I thought the whole plan of God was that his Son was sacrificed to atone for the sins of the world - or has Catholic doctrine changed? Though it didn't stop Christians persecuting Jews for centuries (which led to the Holocaust) even for being God's desired agent it getting Jesus executed (by manipulating the Roman authorities).

Bird of Paradise said...

i guess these spoiled little snots have no respect for their elders What they need is to get a job instead of sitting on their fat little backsides all day clicking their remotes

stinky said...


You hit on a key point: most insults, even and especially non-PC ones, are not used because of a belief; they are used to inflict maximum hurt.

E.G. "You fat cow!", "You loser!" etc ... all uttered by people who do not normally fat-shame or mock others' misfortunes. But in a moment of anger, the most hateful insult possible is used, for effect.

Too bad such insults are often - accidentally/on-purpose, emphasis on the latter - misinterpreted by those with agendas.

Birdzilla said...

Maybe people need to remember the popular addage STICKS & STONES

Stan B said...

Birdzilla : Unfortunately, modern psychobabble now teaches us that words actually "hurt" worse than sticks and stones - that people are psychologically scarred by exposure to distasteful words and ideas. Where once these scars were considered a normal part of growing up (much like surviving deadly diseases once was) our psyches are becoming as soft and squishy as our immune systems, and all of us are one insult away from PTSD and the resultant psychotic break and mass shooting spree.

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